Cape dams hit 75% as level 5 water restrictions come into effect
Level 5 water restrictions have now kicked in in the Mother City following the City of Cape Town's announcement last month.
Cape dams have also reached 75% capacity. (Read the latest report here)
The city is asking residents to use no more than 70 litres per person per day, up from the previous 50-litre limit.
Water tariffs have also been reduced as a result as a result of the relaxation.
Tariff cuts of between 26.6% and 70% per kiloliter, depending on residents’ consumption, will also come into effect.
Business owner, fruit farmer and water warrior Tom Brown says that the decision to ease water restrictions was a sensible move.
I think the situation passed out of danger when the [dam] levels reached about 65%.Tom Brown, founder and farmer at Cape Water and Dams report
I think the panic has passed and it's time to move forward on a slightly more normal basis.Tom Brown, founder and farmer at Cape Water and Dams report
I think augmentation is very important for the future, but the city is able to move forward on a more cautious and balanced basis.Tom Brown, founder and farmer at Cape Water and Dams report
Listen to the discussion on the water situation in Cape Town:
Mayco Member for Water and Waste Services at City Of Cape TownXanthea Limberg explains.Read More
Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg talks to Kieno Kammies about Cape Town's latest dam levels.Read More
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School Operations Manager at Bridgiot explains the need for schools using the smart water saving device to monitor usage..Read More
Piotr Wolski of the Climate Systems Analysis Group at UCT talks to Kieno Kammies about this year's winter rainfall pattern.Read More
Director at the Nature Conservancy South Africa Louise Stafford says the loss is equivalent to two months water supply.Read More
Smart Water Meter Challenge has done remarkable work in the Western Cape schools installing the smart water meters.Read More
Cape Town is dropping water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 as of Saturday, 1 December. Here's how it'll affect residents.Read More
This means that Capetonians can use 105 litres a day, up from the previous 70 litres a day come 1 December.Read More
Three UCT Biological Sciences students have published their first paper explaining how water from the Cape Town river could help.Read More