Water from Berg River Dam reaches Misverstand Dam in the West Coast << go back

posted on 24 April 2018

Water from Berg River Dam reaches Misverstand Dam in the West Coast.


24 April 2018


The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Western Cape released just above five cubic metres of water from the Berg River Dam last week on Wednesday to Misverstand Dam.


Misverstand dam is not far from the Pikertberg town. Water was released from the Berg River via a pipe that leads to the Wermenshoek control works. A total of 5.066 cubic meters was released over a ten-day period.


This dam supplies municipalities in the West Coast with water for domestic, industrial and agricultural use. 


The release of water was stopped in February after agricultural users in both upper berg and lower berg areas reached their restricted quota for 2016/17 irrigation season.


Members of the media are invited to witness the flow of water into the dam as follows:



Date: Wednesday, 25 April 


Venue: Misverstand dam, near Morreesburg  


Time:  Members of the media will meet at the dam at 12h00 



For RSVP contact: Malusi Rayi on 021 941-6110/083 320 1249 

Email:                         Rayim@dws.gov.za  or


Phetho Ntaba: 082 809 2031/ 021 941 6290

Email: NtabaP@dws.gov.za



Issued by the Department of Water & Sanitation


For more information contact: Sputnik Ratau, Departmental Spokesperson on  

082 874 2942 or RatauS@dwa.gov.za 


For media releases, speeches and news visit the Water & Sanitation portal at www.dwa.gov.za




The water level of Misverstand Dam is steadily rising.