The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has warned residents to reduce water usage dramatically as water storage levels are low.
Dam levels have also dropped by 1% since last week. Capacity is now at 66.29%.
Infrastructure, electricity and engineering political head Annette Lovemore said the city was facing the risk of water shortages this week if residents did not save water.
“Our reservoirs are at 50%, but we are hoping to up the levels to normal capacity by the end of the week,” she said.
“This is a temporary issue, but there is a risk if we don’t reduce usage.
The rain is helping in a way, as people will not use that much water.
“For example, most people will not do laundry if is raining,” she said.
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