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Capetonians urged to save water in the face of concerning dam levels

The six dams that supply most of Cape Town’s water are sitting at an average of 54% full – significantly lower in comparison to the 81% for the same time in previous years.

(Also read our article:How Western Cape food crops are being affected by the driest season in years)

Ernest Sonnenberg, Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services says that Cape Town residents should familiarise themselves with their water usage by taking regular water meter readings.

Sonnenberg advises that there are small ways to prevent the knock on effects of the low water levels in the future through water saving means.

We are concerned and have appealed to residents to continue water-saving practices.

Ernest Sonnenberg, Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services

Although there are still more months left in our traditional rainfall season, we may be at risk of resorting to water restrictions during the next seasons.

The National Department of Water and Sanitation will assess dam levels at the end of the winter rainfall season decide on how the supply will be managed over the next year, including whether water restrictions will be required.

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