There are fears of a looming day zero in the drought-stricken Nelson Mandela Bay as dams dry up. It's estimated that the five main dams in the metro will fall below 10 percent within two months. eNCA's senior reporter Aviwe Mtila reports from Gqeberha. Courtesy #DStv403
GQEBERHA - The Nelson Mandela Bay metro continues to experience a drought, with dam water levels at 14 percent.
There are concerns about Day Zero, with officials pleading with residents to use water sparingly.
It's estimated that the five main dams in the metro will fall below 10 percent within two months.
"High consumption makes us really struggle as a city," said Masixole Zinto, NMB Infrastructure and Engineering MMC.
"We are sitting at 300 million litres that's being spent per day and we're supposed to be sitting on 240 million litres being spent per day.
"Look at that deficit. That's why we are appealing to our people to drop the consumption."
Currently, the combined water levels of the dams in the metro are 14 percent.
* eNCA's Aviwe Mtila reports.