Bay dam levels continue to plummet

Alarming drop to collective 21% capacity this week

The Kouga Dam. File picture
The Kouga Dam. File picture
Image: Werner Hills

Nelson Mandela Bay’s water security is heading towards disaster as dam levels in the metro continue to plummet to devastating lows. 

The latest reading puts collective dam levels at an alarming 21%.

Of the five main supply dams, the Kouga Dam had the lowest water level at just over 8%, while the Loerie Dam stands at 92% full.

According to the municipality's website, this means the volume of water left in the dams is 10 671ml and 2 796ml, respectively.

The municipality said the last time dams were 100% full, was in November 2015.

The other three key supply dams - Churchill, Impofu and Groendal - this week stood at 17%, 33% and 44% respectively.

The municipality has appealed to residents to strengthen their water conservation efforts.