It has come to the attention of the municipality that the Ebenezer Dam water level is quickly declining and the dam is running dry. By weekend, the dam level was below 13%. The situation is worsened by the unprecedented low rainfall experienced in the previous rain season.
The situation at Ebenezer will have serious impact on water supply to all areas of supply, particularly all areas receiving supply from Ebenezer scheme. The supply area consists of the city, urban areas as well as an extensive scale of rural areas. These areas include Mamabolo, Mankweng and the City areas.
The latest average daily supply from this scheme has reduced from 36 mega litres per day to about 20 mega litres per day.
The municipality is currently in consultation with Lepelle Northern Water and the provincial and national government on the situation and will announce plans and measures to be implemented to ensure the remaining supply can sustain until the rainy season. The measures will include restrictive measures.
Members of the public are therefore urged to play their part to conserve the little water that is available by restricting domestic consumption to household use only and use as little water as possible. Use of water for gardening and washing of vehicles is highly discouraged at this stage.
Please practice the following tips to save water:
You can also visit the following websites for more water saving tips:
Issued by Communications and Marketing Unit