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NMB Experiencing Its Worst Drought

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape is experiencing its worst drought in centuries, according to Acting Executive Director for Infrastructure and Engineering at the municipality, Joseph Tsatsire.

Tsatsire says dams supplying water to communities are critically low.

“Our combined dam levels currently are sitting at 12.37 percent,” he said.

Tsatsire says the Metro has approximately, 8 months worth of water supply. 

Tsatsire explains that they have different dams that supply water to the various parts of the Metro.