Windhoek's water crisis not yet over

23 Feb 2017 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 23 FEB (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek (CoW) has urged the public to use water cautiously because the water crisis is not over yet.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Public Relation Officer Lydia Amutenya said that as at 20 February, only 28 per cent of water savings has been reached against the required target of 40 per cent.
“It is important to keep reminding the public that while we appreciate the rain received so far, there is still a water shortage,” she said.
Amutenya highlighted that the public should not relax on water saving measures because the country needs to instil a water saving culture in the nation's lifestyles for efficiency.
The shortage of water in Windhoek started in 2015 due to poor rainfall that season.
Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) had informed the City that due to insufficient flow of water into the catchment areas of the three dams supplying Windhoek during the last rainy season, the dam levels were much lower than it has been in previous rainy seasons.
The three dams are Omatako, Von Bach and Swakoppoort.