#WaterWatch

WC dam levels continue to drop despite recent rains

Mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services and energy, Xanthea Limberg says despite the recent rains in the province, the water situation remains critical.

She says dam levels have declined to 24.2 percent meaning there's only about 14.2 percent of usable water.

It has assisted a little bit but not substantially enough, therefore water saving efforts will have to continue and water restrictions will continue. The City of Cape Town will continue lowering its water pressure.

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

Limberg says the City hasn't reached the set target of 700 million litres a day although the consumption is declining weekly.

She says they are still visiting those who are still consuming high volumes of water to make them understand the implications of their actions.

She says failure to reduce consumption would lead to installation of water management devices on those properties, which means there will be no water as soon as a limit is reached.

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