The Gauteng provincial water storage has shown some signs of improvement as the combined water levels are at 99.2% this week.

This is an improvement compared to the same period when water in the province were at 94.3%.

Although this is a welcome relief, the Department of Water and Sanitation would like to urge residents to curtail water usage as some major dams in the province have not fully recovered.

The Integrated Vaal River System with 14 major dams, supplying water to big industries is at 62.4%. This is an improvement from last week’s 61.9% but it falls short from 69.3% during the same period last year.

Vaal Dam is struggling to recover optimally as it sits at 50.6%, a sharp decline compared to 74.6% during the same period last year. Bronkhorstspruit Dam, east of Pretoria, has shown stability from last week’s levels, maintaining a decent 94.6% this week.

The dam stood at 91.3% in the same week last year. Rietvlei Dam has maintained 100.6 % from last week’s levels.

Roodeplaat Dam is floating at 100.4%, this indicate stability. The dam ranks among those that have remained stable up until now.

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