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Water outage expected in Ladysmith unless it rains

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Western Cape authorities say they fear Ladismith may experience a drought if its local dam doesn’t fill up soon.

Following unusually low rainfall in the area in recent years, the Jan F Le Grange dam is unable to sustain the town.

Officials say a crack in the dam wall has exacerbated the […]

Western Cape Dam levels July 2012

Even with the rains that fell around Cape Town last week , not much of this water fell in the catchment area of our dams. This could give Capetonians a false sence of relief regarding the water security for the summer ahead. […]

Western Cape Dam Levels July 2011

Surprising for those living in Cape Town is that our dam levels have risen even in when no rain has fallen from the skies. Something sinister must be going on. […]

Most sewerage systems cause a health risk

Poor effluent quality is being discharged as a result of inadequate treatment during upgrading of the plant, presenting a significant risk to public health and the environment […]

Big boost for Blue Drop water

The number of water authorities in South Africa to achieve Blue Drop certification for providing clean, safe water has leapt from 38 to 66 over the past year. […]

Water shortage in Cape Town since Jan van Riebeeck

Water shortages have been a problem for the country’s oldest city since Jan van Riebeeck arrived. […]

Cape Town nearing its water supply limit

The available water for Cape Town will be fully utilised by 2019 as a result of both population and economic growth […]

Western Cape water supply under threat

The department called on Cape Town residents to use water more sparingly […]

Dam levels for Cape Town, Start of June 2011

Dams supplying water to the City of Cape Town are at their lowest in 4 years. Even with higher than normal rain over May. […]

Western Cape Rainfall pattern, April 2011

Over April less than half the amount of rain fell compared to the average. This confirms the the regions 7 year drought cycling. The last time Cape Town and the surrounding areas were through into a severe water shortage was 2004. […]