Our Dam Levels and Water Status
Hermanus Water Status – 27 Nov. – 3 Dec. 2023
Update for last week (27/11/2023 to 03/12/2023):
De Bos Dam level: 98.60 %
Change in De Bos Dam level from previous week: – 0.78%
Previous year, 3 Dec. 2022, Dam level: 92.96 %
Average daily water consumption: 13.289 million litres per day (previous week 13.071 million litres per day)
Rainfall for the week: 3 mm.
Water restrictions are in place of necessity as a temporary measure to discourage excessive water use, and to preserve the water levels of dams. This leads to lower consumption, and the accompanying water restriction tariffs do not, therefore, generate additional income for the Municipality.
Although there are currently no formal water restrictions in the Overstrand, the Municipality has a permanent provision that prohibits residents from irrigating gardens between 09:00 and 17:00 in order to prevent unnecessary loss of water through evaporation as per the water services by-law clause 42(1)(f).
The water restrictions in Hermanus had been lifted from 1 September 2020.
Residents are once again reminded that water is a scarce source and must be used sparingly.