The weather in the Mother City is well on its way into the usual high summer temperatures, and as the days get warmer, the dam levels continue to decrease.

Last week water storage levels were at 76% – today they read at 75.6% with no rain expected in the near future.

The City has also reported the water consumption rate increase in recent weeks, with water consumption levels rising to a staggering 563-million litres of average daily use just last week.

Currently, level 5 restrictions increased the city’s water usage target from 450-million to 500-million litres a day, but the city’s residents are now using more water than allocated.

Many residents are questioning the City’s decision to reduce the water restrictions and fearing the summer ahead may be a dry one.

As temperatures rise locals are feeling the heat:

 

Picture: The City Of Cape Town

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Aimee Pace

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