Cape Town’s dam levels have continued to decline this week, showing a decrease of 0.9% when compared to last week – levels are currently at 74.8%.

The decrease is attributed to evaporation because of the hot weather as well as related increase in water usage.

The average water consumption has increased by 37 million litres per day reaching 593 million litres per day for the past week.

As we approach the end of the year, the National Department of Water and Sanitation is expected to set new water usage limits for 2019. Until the new limits are established, locals and visitors are still required to be aware of the 500 million litre usage band.

The week ahead is predicted to be more manageable, heat wise, for locals as well as affect the dam levels less with possible rain coming in over the weekend.


Pictures: The City of Cape Town/

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