Free State dam levels
Latest dam water levels in the Free State. Image: Water and Sanitation Department

The Free State has recorded an improved increase in dam water levels this past week, thanks to the slight rains.

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Dam water levels have been declining throughout several provinces in the country and the Free State is one of the heavily affected.

According to weather expects, there are some chances of rain expected in the inner parts of the country in the throughout the up coming winter season.

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There is a slight decline from the previous week’s report. The dam levels in the Free State have declined by 0.1 cubic meters this week.


Dam water levels
Here is your Free State dam levels weekly report. Image: Screenshot/Water and Sanitation Department


  • Check your toilet for leaks.
  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  • Turn off the water while shaving
  • Check faucets and pipes for leaks
  • If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing
  • Water your lawn only when it needs it (not every day)
  • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants.
  • Water your plants or garden at least once a day

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  • Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and steps
  • Don’t run the hose while washing your car
  • Tell your children not to play with the hose and sprinklers
  • Ditch the bottled water – it takes 3 litres of tap water to make one litre of bottled water
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and save 9 litres
  • Take a 5 minute shower and save up to 100 litres that baths can use
  • Change to a water-efficient showerhead and half your consumption
  • Turn off the water while washing your hair
  • Flush less when you do and put a 2l bottle filled with water in your cistern 

This article was originally published by CWENGA MAQHUBELA.