KNYSNA NEWS FLASH - The situation in the Knysna Municipality has reached critical levels with reserves of this precious resource down to 23 days at the current rate of consumption.
Knysna executive mayor, Georlene Wolmarans, urges: "Knysna is on high alert. We appeal to all residents of Knysna to make a conscious effort to conserve water and cut consumption to ensure we get through this thirsty time that is upon our town."
The situation is dire, with the Akkerkloof Dam which is the main reserve facility for Knysna at a critical level of 34% and the Glebe Dam at under 5% which means it can no longer supply the system.
"Each and every one of us needs to think twice about how we use water," says Wolmarans, "with the reality being that we need to cut our usage in half to meet sustainable targets and make our reserves last longer."