The De Bos Dam level was at 56.7% by end December 2017, compared to 62.9% by end November 2017, and 87.9% by end December 2016.
Hermanus had 3.2 mm of rain during December 2017, which made a total of 502.9 mm in 2017, compared to the long-term average of 620 mm per year.
The average daily water demand of Hermanus during December 2017 was 13.0 million litres per day, compared to 15.98 million litres per day during December 2016. This amounts to a saving of 18.6%, or 92.1 million litres of water in December compared to the previous year.
The good co-operation and sense of responsibility demonstrated by the public since the implementation of water restrictions in Hermanus is commendable.
The Buffels River Dam, which supplies water to Rooi-Els, Pringle Bay, and Betty’s Bay, is still close to 100% full capacity, as is the Kraaibosch Dam at Gansbaai and the Pearly Beach Dam. The boreholes supplying Hermanus, Stanford, Baardskeerdersbos and Buffeljagsbaai have not been adversely affected by the drought at this stage.
The Overstrand Municipality continuously monitors the water situation in all its supply areas, and additional measures will be taken when deemed necessary.