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TAPS in Humansdorp are set to run dry should residents not drastically safe water with immediate effect.

“Due to technical problems at the Churchill Dam, which supplies water to Humansdorp, there is little to no waterflow at the specific dam and our local reservoirs do not receive enough water to supply in the current demand,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks.

“Therefore, residents must immediately cut back on their water consumption.

“If they do not reduce their average water usage, the municipality will be forced to implement water rationing.”

This means that water will only be available from the taps for a few hours per day and will be shut off for the remainder of the day – as currently being implemented in Hankey and Patensie.