Kouga health crisis looms as main supply dam runs dry

 2018-01-30 11:06 AM by

Port Elizabeth – Residents in the Gamtoos River Valley are bracing for a health crisis of unprecedented proportions as – for the first time in its history – the region's biggest supply dam, the Kouga Dam, is set to run dry by the end of April.

"When the dam dries up, there will be no water for drinking, no water for personal hygiene and no water to flush toilets. We are sitting with the reality of an epic health crisis," said Gamtoos Irrigation Board chairperson Tertius Meyer.