Klerksdorp Midweek, Klerksdorp - The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) plead with North West residents to be vigilant in so far as using water is concerned; this call comes after the weekly dam levels report indicated a slight decrease in the overall provincial dam levels when compared to last week.
According to the report, North West has recorded a minor dip from 83.1% last week to 82.3% this week.
The dams in the province look better than they were during the same period last year when they were sitting at 67.3%.
Crocodile West Water Supply System (CW) has dropped from 96.1% last week to 94.7%. This decrease has resulted in a total of five dams that are part of CW recording a decline albeit moderately; Hartbeespoort declined slightly from 96.9% to 96.8%, Roodeplaat moved down from 100.5% to 100.4%, Klipvoor dropped from 97.6% to 96.7%, Roodekopjes also decreased from 87.8% to 82.2%. Both Vaalkop and Bospoort that are within the same water supply system are steady and unchanged at 100.8% and 101.4% respectively.
Some of the dams supplying water to the rest of the province for domestic use, commercial irrigation farming and industrial use include Marico-Bosveld located on the Marico River near Groot Marico 100.7%, Boskop dropping from 101.1% to 100.4%, Potchefstroom is sitting at 98.1% a decline from last week’s 101.5%, Klerkskraal is stable at 100.0%.
Other provincial dams are as follows; Taung 100.7%, Disaneng slightly moved up to 71.7% from 71.0%, Johan Neser unchanged and healthy at 99.5%, Rietspruit 97.8%, Sehujwane 101.0%, Madikwe 87.9%, Pella 92.2%, Middelkraal at 100.0% and Swartruggens is overflowing at 102.0%.
North West dams that are below 65% mark: Ngotwane 58.2%, Olifantsnek 52.0%, Lindleyspoort 53.1%, Koster 55.0%, Klein Maricopoort 33.8%, Kromellengboog 55.3%, Elandskruil 63.7% Molatedi at 61.5% and Setumo at 47.8.
The Department of Water and Sanitation persists in appealing to the community members to continue using water sparingly and also calls on communities not to vandalise water infrastructure that is meant to benefit them, instead protect it.