In the past week the Cape Town metro dam levels have dropped by 0.6% and are currently at an overall storage capacity of 83.1%, while the Mother City’s water consumption levels are steadily increasing.

The City of Cape Town is reminding locals to keep in mind that rainfall this past winter was below average for the fifth consecutive year and that even though Day Zero has become a fading memory, water saving methods should always be a top priority.

“Although these recent increases to water consumption are not yet of significant concern to the City, we can’t be certain of the rainfall in the current and next hydrological year and those thereafter. We need to continue with our water-wise habits and remain mindful of our consumption,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Waste, Alderman Xanthea Limberg.

“Over the current hydrological year (which started from 1 November to 31 October), residents should please keep an eye out for updates to restriction levels and respond appropriately if the City announces it is necessary to reduce water use,” Limberg added.

As we head into the warmer months in Cape Town, consumption is expected to increase even more and residents are reminded to remain conscious of their water usage and do their part for saving water wherever they can.

Current dam levels as of November 25, 2019:

Please visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for all water-related information and Frequently Asked Questions.

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