Let’s defeat Day Zero in NMB!

At a time when water is of the utmost importance in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) is on the brink of running out of water and reaching Day Zero.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape has a plan that government could implement with immediate effect to avoid the Metro running dry.

If we all work together, we can avert this water crisis and successfully fight the Covid-19 pandemic!

“Due to the lack of political will and proper communication from the ANC-led Nelson Mandela Bay municipal government, residents are not fully aware that the water crisis in the Metro is spiralling out of control.” – Nqaba Bhanga, Leader of the DA in the Eastern Cape

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the plan?
  • How did we get here?
  • Which areas are supplied by the main supply dams and what is the impact of these dams running dry?
  • Update: Water leaks

Water-saving tips

If every person plays their part in reducing their consumption, repairing leaks on their own properties, and reporting leaks and water abusers to the municipality, we can significantly reduce our water consumption. We are currently consuming 300 megalitres of water per day, 50 megalitres more than the allowed 250 megalitres. Each person should only use 50 litres per day.

The 50-litre challenge

Video excerpt from Impact Animated Videos


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