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Dam levels drop to 36, 2% this past week and water use increases #Waterwatch

Cape Town used more water this past week but the dams dropped slightly less than the previous week.

We have 21 weeks of water left based on the calculations.

Councillor Xanthea Limberg Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Service chats to John Maytham about the latest water levels.

She says the City has struggled to maintain the levels outlined.

The new savings target is 700 million litres of collective use per day.

We've targeted the top 20 000 uses and these individuals are using more than 50 000 litres of water a day...the average household using less than 20 000 litres a day.

Councillor Xanthea Limberg Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Service

She says the City is targeting these heavy users aggressively. It includes government, industrial and commercial users as well as residential.

They have a commitment from these users to monitor usage and will issue court notices and fines if there is non-compliance.

John Maytham says it is clear 3B water restrictions are not working and questions when level 4 will be implemented.

Limberg says the Level 3B has only been in place for 14 days and they are busy with a number of interventions.

Take a listen to how the City plans to clamp down on heavy water users:

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