The water crisis in Nelson Mandela Bay is now being described as dire.
The Water and Sanitation Department says available reserves are alarmingly low.
This is despite some much-needed rainfall in the area.
Spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said: “We were fortunate over the last couple of days.
“We had a bit of rain and we had some savings in terms of water use that allowed levels to rise a bit… Usable water remains at under 3 percent. The combined we could be able to use is still terribly low… it is a dire situation that is quite uncomfortable.”