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Day zero looms as Kouga’s water crisis worsens

Home Business Management Disaster Management Day zero looms as Kouga's water crisis worsens

LARGE parts of Kouga will run out of potable water by the end of May.

With no significant rainfall predicted for the next four months, residents are urged to heed the call to drastically reduce water consumption.

“Average water consumption across the region remains high. At this rate of consumption, dams will run dry within the next 30 days,” says Kouga’s Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks.

The combined water level of the Impofu and Churchill dams, which supply Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis, is 15 percent and only about six percent of this water can be used.

“Businesses and residents are urged to reduce consumption levels immediately,” Hendrick’s said. “It’s of utmost importance that we drive down our water consumption to delay Day Zero.”

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