The Department of Water and Sanitation’s weekly state of reservoirs report is reflecting a water storage of 101.8% in Free State, a minor decrease from last week’s 102.0%. This is an indicator that the rain has subsided, and inlands are beginning to experience dry weather patterns.
According to the Department, Bloemfontein Water Supply System which supplies the capital of Free State and other surrounding areas has witnessed a marginal downturn from 100.2% last week to 99.5%.
The Department’s report states the following:
Rustfontein Dam and Groothoek Dam feeding Bloemfontein is sitting at 99.5% and 97.9% respectively. Welbedacht Dam has recorded 80.4% and Knellpoort Dam has remained the same as last week sitting at 100.4%. Sterkfontein Dam stands at 100.9% now, with Bloemhof Dam is at 104.8%, which is a slight increase from last week’s 104.8%. Allemanskraal Dam this week is at 99.1.%, while Erfenis Dam is comfortable at 100.3 %. Tierpoort Dam remains at 101.8% and Kalkfontein Dam is at 101.7% this week. Krugersdrift Dam recorded an increase at 101.0% and Metsi-Matsho Dam is sitting at 92.9%, meanwhile, Fika-Patso Dam is at 97.5.%. The great Gariep Dam recorded a decrease at 99.3% % from last week’s 100.2.%, while Vanderkloof Dam is at 99.9% indicating a slight increase from last week’s recording of 99.1%.
“The Department of Water and Sanitation encourages the public to continue using water sparingly and reiterates that South Africa is water scarce country. Every drop counts.”
Compiled by Justine Fortuin