TAKE NOTE!!! New Water Restrictions from 1 June 2018
The diminishing levels of the De Bos dam (Hermanus’ main water source apart from the boreholes), have been a cause of concern. Unfortunately, despite a good response to the call to use water sparingly, rainfall over the past couple of months did little to alleviate the situation.
The introduction of Level 2 water saving measures for the Greater Hermanus area has been announced by the Overstrand Executive Mayor, Ald Dudley Coetzee, at a Council meeting on Wednesday, 30 May 2018.
Level 2 water restrictions will be implemented in the Hermanus area from 1 June 2018.
These saving measures predominantly affect the use of municipal water to water gardens.
Residents may only water their gardens for ONE HOUR per day, before 09:00 or after 17:00, ONE DAY per week. The day per week will be in accordance with street numbers. For residents with even numbers, it will be Wednesdays ONLY, and for those with uneven numbers, Tuesdays ONLY. The use of irrigation systems is still allowed, but remember not more than one hour.
De Bosdam level: 36.0 %
Change in De Bos Dam level from previous week: -0.4%
Average daily water consumption: 9.8 million liters per day (previous week 10.0 million liters per day)
Rainfall for the week: 7.1 mm