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.

To hear more on how to save water, listen below:

Read More
Households should be restricted to 5 kilolitres water usage a month - ecologist

Households should be restricted to 5 kilolitres water usage a month - ecologist

Ecologist, Professor Eugene Moll, says City of Cape Town needs to implement serious water restrictions to avoid wasting water.

Landlords may not hold deposit for unkempt gardens during water restrictions

Landlords may not hold deposit for unkempt gardens during water restrictions

It is unlawful for landlords to deduct damages from tenants for garden and pool damages during drought, says attorney

About 500 000 kiloliters wasted water from massive Joburg burst pipe

About 500 000 kiloliters wasted water from massive Joburg burst pipe

Houses and cars were flooded when a huge pipe burst in Bassonia in the south of Johannesburg.

Mayor on City of Cape Town plans for 2017

Mayor on City of Cape Town plans for 2017

Mayor Patricia de Lille says the City will continue implementing the Integrated Development Plan endorsed by residents.

The City of Cape Town warns of possible water restrictions

The City of Cape Town warns of possible water restrictions

This year’s rainy season seem to have brought in less rain than expected. The city urges residents to conserve water.

Popular articles
Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sasfin CEO Roland Sassoon.

Sasfin Holdings cuts ties with KPMG after 18 years

Sasfin Holdings cuts ties with KPMG after 18 years

CEO of Sasfin Holdings Roland Sassoon confirmed that it has dropped KPMG as their auditing firm and put its audit up for tender.

The ANC is dying and Prince Mashele says South Africans have three other choices

The ANC is dying and Prince Mashele says South Africans have three other choices

Political analyst Prince Mashele says anyone who votes for the ANC is complicit in destroying South African society.

The psychology of spending money we don't have

The psychology of spending money we don't have

For over 20 years Prof Steven Burgess has researched the reasons why people live beyond their means.

SACP want NPA to reinstate corruption charges against Zuma

SACP want NPA to reinstate corruption charges against Zuma

Political analyst Karima Brown gives her take on the matter.

Signs your child could be suffering from anxiety

Signs your child could be suffering from anxiety

Counselling psychologist Nikole Seele says it is important to differentiate between healthy anxiety and debilitating anxiety.