The dwindling level at Hazelmere Dam is of utmost concern. The levels are approaching the 39 percent and of this 14 percent is not usable as it is in the mud at the bottom of the dam.
Hazelmere supplies parts of uMhlanga, Verulam and all suburbs going north.
Water is being diverted from the main Umgeni system, but there is only so much that can be diverted. Should water consumption not be moderated as a matter of urgency, we could be faced with water cuts.