Cape Town’s water woes are deepening as dam levels have once again dropped for the second week. Last week dam level’s stood at 32% currently dam levels are sitting at 31% . On New Year’s eve Cape Town received a bit of rain, but it did little to ease the drought crisis in the City.

On January 1st the City implemented level 6 water restrictions as part of its on going attempts to avoid the taps from running dry. According to the City’s weekly water dashboard only 34% of residents  are using 87 liters of water or less per day. The City’s augmentation plans are 50% near completion. Day Zero will arrive when dam levels sit at 13.5%. Residents will then have to collect water daily from around 200 collection sites across the City.

The City has urged residents to familiarize themselves with level 6 water restrictions.


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