The De Bos dam level in Hermanus officially pushed past the 70% mark over the weekend - a goal that has not been reached in four years.
The water situation improved dramatically because of generous rain that fell since May 2020 onwards.
Hermanus had 143 mm of rain during August 2020, which makes a total of 521.8 mm for 2020 to date, compared to the long-term average of 447 mm for the period January to August over the last 50 years. The total annual average rainfall for Hermanus over the last 50 years is 626 mm, a number that has not been reached since 2014.
Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dudley Coetzee, announced that water restrictions still in force in the Greater Hermanus area will be lifted from tomorrow, 1 September 2020.