NMBM fears that day zero has arrived

Leno

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What is everyone's opinion on washing your car?

I feel during a drought its unnecessary , yes the car washes recycle x percent but its still using water

Driving my dirty car around with pride :p
 

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What is everyone's opinion on washing your car?

I feel during a drought its unnecessary , yes the car washes recycle x percent but its still using water

Driving my dirty car around with pride :p
If you don't have your own supply of water just wash it when it rains.
 

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yeah if I think its going to rain I park outside
I have mine washed at a place that uses rainwater exclusively.

That being said, I washed it last week for the first time this year, so you all are welcome for the rain that I brought. Like clockwork, if my car gets washed, rain is sure to follow.

Perhaps I'm the reason for our poor rainfall we've been having lately:unsure:
 

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Drove past what I assume is the new Bushy Park borehole yesterday - looks like they're hard at work.
 

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Published: 15 Sep 2021

URGENT ALERT!!!

EMERGENCY WATER SHUTDOWN OF THE CHURCHILL PIPELINE

The Municipality would like to inform residents that a 12 hour shutdown of the Churchill pipeline is required in order to perform critical leak repairs.

The shutdown will commence on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, and water supply is expected to be restored on end of business Thursday, September 16th, 2021.

Storage reservoirs will be filled, however, the City anticipates bulk water supply to be restored prior to storage levels being depleted.

We urge residents to use water only for essential purposes during this period to prevent the depletion of storage levels.

The following areas may experience low pressure or water disruptions:

1. Parts of Walmer
2. Walmer Downs
3. Walmer Heights
4. Mangold Park
5. Glen Hurd
6. Newton Park
7. Greenacres
8. Parts of Cotsworld
9. Parts of Schauderville
10. Linkside
11. Mill Park
12. Parts of Central
13. Mount Croix
14. Perridgevale
15. Deal Party
16. North End
17. Sydenham
18. Central
19. Parts of Gelvandale
20. Summerstrand
21. Forrest Hill
22. Seaview
23. Blue horizon bay

The situation will be closely monitored, and water tankers will be made available if reservoir storage levels fall below a certain level.

Water tanker positions will be advertised on the NMBM website and social media pages, and can also be inquired about by calling the Service Delivery Call Centre at 0800 20 5050.



We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.
 

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Last updated: September 14, 2021

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres6 960 Megalitres5.53 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres6 381 Megalitres18.11 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18 008 Megalitres17.03 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 466 Megalitres21.19 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres943 Megalitres31.16 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres34 758 Megalitres12.34 %

Last updated: September 16, 2021

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres6 881 Megalitres5.47 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres6 279 Megalitres17.82 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18 026 Megalitres17.04 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 448 Megalitres21.03 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres978 Megalitres32.32 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres34 612 Megalitres12.29 %
 

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I wonder if the rate of consumption is 'normal', for our metro. I'm seeing drops of around 0.06% per day for Kouga, as an example, which would mean a reservoir that is 100% full should essentially give us 1666 days until it hits zero, if one factors out things like evaporation and so on.

Would that mean that a completely full dam would give us around 2.5 - 3 years' worth of water at the current rate of consumption? That seems really optimistic, if true.
 

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I wonder if the rate of consumption is 'normal', for our metro. I'm seeing drops of around 0.06% per day for Kouga, as an example, which would mean a reservoir that is 100% full should essentially give us 1666 days until it hits zero, if one factors out things like evaporation and so on.

Would that mean that a completely full dam would give us around 2.5 - 3 years' worth of water at the current rate of consumption? That seems really optimistic, if true.
Not quite. You left out the most important variable: The Human Factor.

As soon as it appears that there is "sufficient" water, people tend to revert to their old ways: i.e. wasting water.
 

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Last updated: September 16, 2021

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres6 881 Megalitres5.47 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres6 279 Megalitres17.82 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18 026 Megalitres17.04 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 448 Megalitres21.03 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres978 Megalitres32.32 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres34 612 Megalitres12.29 %

Last updated: September 20, 2021

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres6 960 Megalitres5.53 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres6 129 Megalitres17.39 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18 026 Megalitres17.04 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 431 Megalitres20.89 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 016 Megalitres33.58 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres34 562 Megalitres12.27 %
 

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Last updated: September 20, 2021

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres6 960 Megalitres5.53 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres6 129 Megalitres17.39 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18 026 Megalitres17.04 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 431 Megalitres20.89 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 016 Megalitres33.58 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres34 562 Megalitres12.27 %

Last updated: September 22, 2021

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres6 872 Megalitres5.45 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres6 060 Megalitres17.2 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres17 990 Megalitres17.01 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 395 Megalitres20.58 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres999 Megalitres33.01 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres34 316 Megalitres12.19 %
 

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This probably why all their citizens are moving to the Cape Colony. Too tired of the mess in the Eastern Cape. Before you blink the Cape Colony will annex your land once again. Cant leave those valuable towns when we seperate from the rest of SA.
 

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Have they done any real planning to fend off day zero? I think not. I believe pool parties (firepool parties) are continuing there.
 

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Have they done any real planning to fend off day zero? I think not. I believe pool parties (firepool parties) are continuing there.
They are extending pipelines from nooitgedacht scheme .
Drilling multiple bore holes .
There is a desalination plant in progress/ about to be built .
Some of these won't be completed before year end when day 0 is most probably hitting us.
 

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Have they done any real planning to fend off day zero? I think not. I believe pool parties (firepool parties) are continuing there.
A lot of planning has been done by the new municipality. Unfortunately, the previous administration did not do much.
 

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I don't foresee a day-zero event. That should have happened already by previous forecasts. I suspect things will go back down to the 10% area and hopefully that new plant is up and running before then or around that time.
 

Priapus

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Have they done any real planning to fend off day zero? I think not. I believe pool parties (firepool parties) are continuing there.
There's a lot happening down there to prevent a day zero event.
 
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