National Water Act: Limiting use of water for urban, irrigation and industrial (including mining) use abstracting water from dams and river systems served by Western Cape Water Supply System

16th May 2017

I, Dan Metlana Gorbachev Mashitisho, in my capacity as Director -General of the Department of Water and Sanitation, on reasonable grounds believe that a water shortage may exists on /in the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) and /including other areas in/of the Berg River, Palmiet River and Riviersonderend River catchment areas due to insufficient rains in the 2016 winter season and limited rainfall predictions for the oncoming four months as well as a high water demand, and therefore believe that It is necessary to limit the taking
of water from the dams and rivers within the Western Cape Water Supply System.