More than 250 000 Butterworth residents will not have water tomorrow as the drought gripping the Amathole region worsens.
The dams supplying water to the Butterworth communities are at an all-time low with Xilinxa Dam at 0.6% , Toleni Dam at 21% and Gcuwa Dam at 44%.
Three weeks ago, Amathole District Municipality (ADM) sent out a media statement saying if it did not rain, Butterworth would be without water tomorrow. It has not rained.
The latest dam levels were released on Friday by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). Butterworth and surrounding areas are faced with unprecedented water shortages that could have adverse effects on people and businesses in the affected areas
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