City’s water restrictions still in force

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Dam levels have dropped slightly from last week's recorded figures.

Residents of Bloemfontein who thought they can stop using water sparingly after the excellent rainfall the city experienced recently, should think again.
Water restrictions introduced by the City of Mangaung in the light of the recent drought, are still in force. This is according to Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality spokesperson, Qondile Khedama.
“Restrictions were introduced due to the drought experienced by the city and the country at large. Though the city received the cooperation of most residents and some good rains fell within the jurisdiction of Mangaung, we had to maintain restrictions as part of consistent water supply. It is important to maintain what is in our storage until we experience more rain and as we are heading for a low rain season,” Khedama said.
Meanwhile, Bloemfontein’s average dam levels have dropped slightly from last week’s recorded figures. According to information provided by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), the levels have dropped from 74.1% last week to 73.8% this week.
The Welbedacht Dam remains the only dam in the province that has reached capacity and is overflowing as it currently stands at 106%. – Pulane Choane 
pulane@centralmediagroup.co.za