Overstrand Municipality will implement level 1B water restrictions from 1 March 2018 in the Greater Hermanus area (i.e. from Benguela Cove to Voëlklip).

Water tariffs will only be increased once the level of the De Bos Dam drops below 40%.

De Bos Dam is currently at 46,5%.

Water sources in the other areas of the municipality are still at satisfactory levels, and residents can still enjoy a breather on water restrictions.

Restrictions include

• No washing of vehicles with any hose will be permitted. This means washing of vehicles and boats are only allowed if a bucket and cloth are used. 

    - This is not applicable to commercial car wash industries.
• No washing or hosing down of hard-surfaced or paved areas with municipal drinking water is allowed.

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De Bosdam level: 44.20%

Change in De Bos Dam level from previous week: -0.57%
Average daily water consumption: 11.54 million liters per day (previous week 9.39 million liters per day)

Rainfall for the week : 11 mm