Water restrictions in Queenstown will continue during the month of February. Even though we have been blessed with rainfall, this is not enough to normalise the situation. Bonkolo dam level have risen only by 7.1% from last month’s 27.5%. This state of affairs leaves us with no other option but maintain closure of water supply from Bonkolo. It is important for the community to note that Waterdown Dam, which is our only source of water currently, cannot provide enough water to keep up with the demand due to infrastructure. Hence we emphasize on the call to use water sparingly. People are urged to refrain from watering gardens and filling up swimming pools with tap water. At this point we do not know when adequate rain will fall to normalize the situation.
We express our gratitude to all those who have played a role by using water responsibly and ensuring that they information is shared amongst communities.