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Water restrictions coming soon to North West

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Residents in some parts of the North West can expect to be notified of water restrictions very soon.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has announced it will be implementing water restrictions in major dams in the province as soon as it has gazetted the decision.

The following dams and river systems will be affected:

  • Sehujwane
  • Marico-Bosveld
  • Kromellenboog
  • Swartruggens
  • Pella
  • Madikwe
  • Molatedi
  • Lindleyspoort
  • Setumo
  • Koster

The restrictions come as a result of continued drought conditions, which have seen dam levels dropping below normal levels.

“Due to the critical low levels at these dams, together with the lack of seasonal rainfall and lack of runoff during the past few months, we did an analysis which determined the need for implementing restrictions on the use of water from these dams,” acting Head of the Department of Water and Sanitation in the North West, Tseliso Ntili, said in a statement.

The past week saw Gauteng implementing restrictions due to low water levels in the Orange and Vaal River systems.