The Gauteng provincial water storage continues to decline week on week despite the recent rains that soaked some parts of the province in recent days.

To this end, the provincial average of water stored in the province’s dams dropped once more from 92.5% last week to 92.1% this week.

The decline recorded in some dams this week demonstrates that the rains in the past few days had little impact in boasting the state of dam levels as expected. Nearly all the dams in the province are declining even though others are floating above the 100% capacity.

Bon Accord Dam has this week recorded 108.4 %. This shows a slightly increase compare to last week where it was 106.0%. Bronkhorstspruit Dam has shown signs of declining from last week’s levels as it stands at 80.9 % this week. Compared to last week, when it was at 82.7%.

The dam stood at 73.8 % in the same week last year.

The Rietvlei Dam remains above 100% mark, at present the dam is at 100.3%. This week the Roodeplaat Dam is in a firm state at 100.4 % but is slightly lower compared to last week’s 101.2 %.

The dam ranks among those that have remained stable up until now.

Water is life and has no substitute, the department emphasises that water consumers play their part in ensuring water security by harvesting rainwater, respecting water and using it in a wise and conservative manner at all times.

Harvesting rainwater with a rain barrel helps supplement irrigation for a small cost.

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