Residents of the Northern Cape’s Hantam Municipality may soon have no water after the municipal dam ran dry nearly a month ago, an official said on Thursday.

“We are hoping for the best. But I don’t think our water supplies will keep up,” municipal water and sanitation head Koos Nell said.

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A view of Calvinia Dam in Northern Cape. Picture – Deon Van Wyk

The towns of Calvinia, Nieuwoudtville, and Loeriesfontein fall within the municipal area.

The last water in the municipal dam was used on December 10.

“The dam is empty. We are using boreholes since the 10th of December when we used the last bit of water out of desperation,” Nell said.

“We are really in need. We are using seven boreholes to supply water for three towns.”

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