Scarce rain is attributed to a continuing drop in dam water levels across the country.
The Mpumalanga province has reportedly recorded a decrease of 1% in water levels just last week.
From 69%, a week ago this dropped to 68%, the water affairs department says.
Water levels in the water management areas (WMA) also dropped, like the Olifants water management which decreased by 0.6%.
The Inkomati-Usuthu water management also dropped from 68.3% to 67.7% in recent weeks.
Of all the dams that are losing water in Mpumalanga, only the Vygeboom Dam recorded increase, though a slight one, from 84.4% to 84.7%.
The department urged communities to use water wisely as the issue of water shortages in South Africa is becoming more serious.
(edited by MLM)
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