Heatwave impacts dam levels across the country

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The department of Water and Sanitation says dam levels across the country continue to drop as it hasn’t been raining sufficiently to cause significant changes.
It says the heatwave in recent days is also not helping the situation.
The department says the Vaal Dam is at around 30 %.

‘We are aware that with the expected rain within the next few weeks we should start seeing a recharge of our dam levels due to the rain that we are expecting,” says Department spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau.

No water restrictions as yet:

Last month, the Department of Water and Sanitation says there is currently no need for water restrictions, despite the Vaal Dam levels dropping to 30 %. The entire system is at 59%.

The dam continues to battle pollution by over 20 municipalities in several provinces.

It estimates that it will take up to 36 months to curb the current raw sewage flowing into the dam.

In the video below, Vaal dam water levels keep dropping:

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