The De Bos Dam level was at 50.8% by end January 2018, compared to 56.7% by end December 2017, and 81.1% by end January 2017.
Hermanus had 23 mm of rain during January 2018, for a total of 485.4 mm from 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2018, compared to the long-term average of 620 mm per year.
The average daily water demand of Hermanus during January 2018 was 11.67 million litres per day, compared to 14.4 million litres per day during January 2017.
This amounts to a saving of 18.9%, or 84.6 million litres of water in January compared to the previous year.
The good co-operation and sense of responsibility demonstrated by consumers since the implementation of water restrictions in Hermanus is commendable.
The Buffels River Dam, which supplies water to Rooi-Els, Pringle Bay, and Bettiesbaai, is still filled to 86.5% of capacity, the Kraaibosch Dam at Gansbaai at 90%, and the Pearly Beach Dam at 100%. 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.