City of Windhoek urges residents to save water amid looming supply crisis

City of Windhoek spokesperson Lydia Amutenya says NamWater earlier this year indicated that the combined amount of available water in the dams serving Namibia’s central area may no longer be able to sustain its consumption needs beyond May 2025.

She said this in the municipality’s newsletter, ‘The Aloe’, on Thursday.

“Therefore, we are once again reminded to cut down on our water usage and save at least 10% or more of our water consumption,” Amutenya said.

The City of Windhoek has declared a category C water scarcity, as guided by its Water Demand Management Plan of May 2023.

This requires residents to cut down on 10% of their water usage for the available water to further sustain the central areas.

“Should we fail to meet our 10% water-saving target in this category, the next category, according to our water demand management plan, is severe scarcity, which imposes more severe restrictions in terms of water usage,” Amutenya said.

The city’s monthly water watch indicates that water consumption in February was 14%.

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