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Limpopo’s dam levels a great concern.

  • By darenmoodleyfirstdigital
  • 2019-12-18
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The Department of Water and Sanitation is urging water users in the province to continue to use water sparingly as dam levels have been dropping drastically week on week due to lack of rain in some parts of the province.

This comes after the Minister of Human settlement Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu this week briefed and updated South African on water challenges the country if facing. She mentioned that climate change is affecting the country, with high temperatures leading to high demand for water.

According to a weekly dam levels report released by the Department of Water and Sanitation, estimated the province average dam levels have dropped from 50.5% to 49.8% with water storage currently at 758.9 cubic metres for a capacity of1522.3 cubic metres, this reflects a decline compared to the same period last year when readings were recorded at 63.7%.

The department therefor calls on water users in the province to continue using water sparingly and adhere to water restrictions imposed by their respective municipalities

Figures on the summary of Water Management Area (WMA) for the province, Limpopo is currently  at 54.7% reflect a  slight decline compared to last  year this time when water levels were at 64.5%.week w, Olifants Dam slightly dropped by 0.9% sitting  at 47.8%% compared to last week’s at 47.8%.

The report further states that the Polokwane Water Supply Systems dropped to 48.0% from 48. % last week. The Luvuvhu Water Supply Systems is currently sitting at 83.8% this week showing a decline compared to last year this period when reading recorded 94.0%.The Department is encouraging water users in the province to continue  using water sparingly to avoid water shedding.

Nandoni Dam in Vhembe District is declining slowly, currently sitting at 87.6% from last week’s 88.2% while Vondo Dam slightly declined   from 88.2% to sitting at 87.6% compared to last year when readings recorded 90.1%.

Ebenezer Dam in Groot Letaba, which supplies majority of the communities around Polokwane, has dropped from 37.8% last week to 36.0% this week, while Tzaneen Dam raises a serious concern, it dropped to a perilous 6.3% this week, and farmers in the area are urged to use the available water wisely to avoid a complete shutdown of water supply in the area.

 

The Department of Water and Sanitation is urging water users in the province to continue to use water sparingly as dam levels have been dropping drastically week on week due to lack of rain in some parts of the province.

This comes after the Minister of Human settlement Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu this week briefed and updated South African on water challenges the country if facing. She mentioned that climate change is affecting the country, with high temperatures leading to high demand for water.

According to a weekly dam levels report released by the Department of Water and Sanitation, estimated the province average dam levels have dropped from 50.5% to 49.8% with water storage currently at 758.9 cubic metres for a capacity of1522.3 cubic metres, this reflects a decline compared to the same period last year when readings were recorded at 63.7%.

The department therefor calls on water users in the province to continue using water sparingly and adhere to water restrictions imposed by their respective municipalities

Figures on the summary of Water Management Area (WMA) for the province, Limpopo is currently  at 54.7% reflect a  slight decline compared to last  year this time when water levels were at 64.5%.week w, Olifants Dam slightly dropped by 0.9% sitting  at 47.8%% compared to last week’s at 47.8%.

The report further states that the Polokwane Water Supply Systems dropped to 48.0% from 48. % last week. The Luvuvhu Water Supply Systems is currently sitting at 83.8% this week showing a decline compared to last year this period when reading recorded 94.0%.The Department is encouraging water users in the province to continue  using water sparingly to avoid water shedding.

Nandoni Dam in Vhembe District is declining slowly, currently sitting at 87.6% from last week’s 88.2% while Vondo Dam slightly declined   from 88.2% to sitting at 87.6% compared to last year when readings recorded 90.1%.

Ebenezer Dam in Groot Letaba, which supplies majority of the communities around Polokwane, has dropped from 37.8% last week to 36.0% this week, while Tzaneen Dam raises a serious concern, it dropped to a perilous 6.3% this week, and farmers in the area are urged to use the available water wisely to avoid a complete shutdown of water supply in the area.

Water and Sanitation

Issued by the Department of Water & Sanitation in Limpopo

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