Authorities say drilling is underway to get at the remaining water in the Western Cape dam.
The Western Cape’s dam water levels continue to drop and now risk dipping below 20%.
The Department of Water and Sanitation officially gazetted the lifting of water restrictions across Gauteng municipalities as of yesterday.
Water restrictions placed on Gauteng will soon be relaxed after the Vaal Dam reached the 100% mark this weekend.
The Northern Cape has recorded the highest provincial dam levels at 93.7%.
Good rain and water from the Sterkfontein Dam means the Vaal Dam is slowly filling up.
Rainfall over the weekend has seen the water levels in the Vaal Dam rise to almost 30%, after having started out at 26.3% on Monday.
Ekurhuleni and Tshwane have implemented Level 3 water restrictions, but the City of Joburg says it wants to avoid doing so, at all costs.
The Sterkfontein Dam is the Department of Water and Sanitation’s last point of intervention for the drying Vaal Dam, which supplies 12 million people.
The Vaal Dam’s water levels are at their lowest ever.
The Department of Water and Sanitation will soon gazette water restrictions for the North West province, affecting areas supplied by 10 dams and rivers.
The City of Tshwane’s water restrictions are in effect as of today.
The City of Ekurhuleni has already started reducing water pressure in response to government’s call to reduce consumption in Gauteng.
Limitations have been placed on the usage of water received through the Vaal and Orange Rivers, government has announced.
This winter may be a tough one if loadshedding and water restrictions come into play.
Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane has outlined measures to be put in place to address the drought and water shortage.
National Youth Water and Sanitation Summit wrapped up with an awards ceremony last night.