Is Gauteng two weeks away from a water crisis?
Water levels in the Vaal Dam have been dropping by about 1% every week and it currently sits at 27%.
JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng government says if residents fail to adhere to water saving measures, the province will reach a crisis point in the next two weeks.
Earlier today the Gauteng Department of Co-operative Governance announced it was launching a joint operations centre to prepare a contingency plan as water levels continue to dwindle in the province.
The centre will monitor water levels and ensure residents comply with water restrictions to avert a further drop in water supplies.
The department says water levels in the Vaal Dam have been dropping by about 1% every week and it currently sits at 27%.
The department’s Mogomotsi Mogodiri said, “This is a very dangerous level because if it can go below 25%, the entire system might collapse, which might lead to water not being available in our taps.”