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KNYSNA residents have heeded a municipal appeal to use water sparingly after one of the resort town’s feeder dams reached a critical low.The Knysna municipality issued a warning to residents this month that the popular tourist destination’s taps could run dry within weeks because reserves had dwindled to 23 days’ worth of water.However, municipal manager Grant Easton said on Tuesday that there was less pressure on the town’s water reserves because there were fewer visitors at this time of the year compared to the busy summer season.Mr Easton said: "At this stage the (situation) ... is being managed. Consumption has decreased by 0.86 megalitres (Ml)."The target is 8Ml a day and was 12.8Ml when the municipality issued the warning.In Sedgefield, which is part of the greater Knysna municipality, the consumption target is 1.9Ml a day, but was 2.4Ml at the time of the water appeal. Mr Easton said that contingency plans were in place should things take a turn for the worse."The Sedgefield ...

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