Cape dam levels at 45.4% but water consumption still high

Peter Flower, Director of Water and Sanitation at the City of Cape Town, says water consumption is still high in Cape Town and the residents are not meeting the target of 800 megalitres a day.

He says they are appealing to everyone to please use water sparingly and adhere to water restrictions bylaws, and encourages people to use their winter water consumption during summertime.

We are all in this together says Flowers whether you can afford to pay for penalties or not. If we run out of water it affects all of us.

The system of dams that the city feeds from is currently down to 45.4 as of yesterday...

Peter Flower, Director Water and Sanitation at the City of Cape Town

One must remember that is not only feeding the city but agriculture and smaller municipalities.

Peter Flower, Director Water and Sanitation at the City of Cape Town

Our biggest concern is not so much getting through this summer but the next summer if we have another extreme winter.

Peter Flower, Director Water and Sanitation at the City of Cape Town

Capetonians used some 835 million litres per day during the week of 19 to 25 December 2016, and this dropped to 829 million litres per day in the week from Boxing Day to January 1, 2017.

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