“The overall picture is good – we haven’t seen these comparable levels for many years. But the downside is that there has still been very little to no relief in drought-stricken areas of the Karoo and the upper West Coast,” he said.
Bredell called on consumers and visitors to the province to use water responsibly in the coming months.
“Even in areas where there are no shortages, we would urge the public to use water responsibly and sparingly,” he said.
“In the areas where there are shortages, provincial government interventions continue to provide support to those affected. Some of this support includes additional money allocated towards fodder relief for farmers with livestock.”