Speaking to state radio on Tuesday morning, Water Development Department head Andreas Manoli said a lot more wet weather was needed to top up the island’s dams and reservoirs.
“It was a good start but we need a lot more rain,” said Manoli.
“The rain showers we had were not enough to make us relax with regards to the reserves at our dams. We are still extremely low in terms of water levels. Let us hope the winter weather is not over. We still need to be very vigilante when it comes saving water.”
According to the latest figures, around one million m3 of rain fell across the island but most was absorbed by the dry soil and did not end up in the dams
“Water levels at our dams are currently at their third lowest in decades, after the huge droughts of 2007 and 2008,” continued Manoli
The water levels at the island’s main dams are currently standing 54million m3 when figures from last year showed 110million m3 of water.