Residents of Swartruggens collect water in buckets as levels of many of SA’s dams are dangerously low Collecting water for bathing and cooking by in the a bucket and watching your garden whither — this is what residents in one of SA’s driest towns have had to endure.The Department of Water and Sanitation this week released data on declining dam levels across the country‚ saying water levels in 12 dams are below 10%.The hardest-hit province that has been hit the hardest in the water crisis is the North West‚ with food production severely affected. The town of Swartruggens has been without running water since November, and . According tolocal resident Riyaaz Karolia says its the local dam is completely dry."It’s hard. Life without water is very hard. It’s difficult to cook. People have to buy five litres of water [from supermarkets] just to cook‚" he told TMG Digital on Wednesday.Karolia‚ who works in a family-run supermarket‚ and others in his neighbourhood have been kept afloat with...

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