Drought-stricken Nelson Mandela Bay to get some reprieve

It's been announced that phase two has been completed, adding more than a hundred million litres of water to the supply, every day.

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CAPE TOWN – A drought-stricken Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is getting a much-needed water boost as it's completed another phase in its low-level scheme.

The Nooitgedacht low-level scheme pipes water from far-off dams into the municipality's water network.

On Sunday, it was announced that phase two has been completed, adding more than a hundred million litres of water to the supply every day.

The municipality's Kristoff Adelbert says, “That’s an extra 140 million litres of water a day into our system which really takes the pressure off on us in terms of supply. Looking into the future, this is a forward-thinking progression that we have managed to achieve and that’s really wonderful for us.”