GEORGE NEWS - Thanks to the 7mm of rain that fell in the area since Thursday 6 August, the level of the Garden Route Dam in George is managing to hover just above the 80% mark at 80,17%, but is 1,5% down from the 81,67% measured last Wednesday.
The level of the dam has been dropping steadily since 17 June when the level stood at 94,2%. This constitutes a drop of 14,03% in just eight weeks.
According to George Municipality the current daily usage is 25,349 megalitres, very much the same as the daily usage in June.
Water restrictions still apply in George and surrounds and this includes mechanical irrigation of gardens with municipal water.
Households are allowed to water their gardens with a handheld hose as follows:
- Even-numbered households Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm-9pm (summer) and 3pm-5pm (winter)
- Uneven-numbered households Tuesdays and Fridays, 7pm-9pm (summer) and 3pm-5pm (winter).
Filling up of swimming pools and washing cars with a hosepipe are not allowed.
“OWN WATER” signage must be displayed where applicable and must be proven on request by municipal officials.
Residents are requested to report water leaks and burst pipes to 044 801 9262 or after hours at 044 801 6300, as soon as they appear.
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