CT dam levels declining

Theewaterskloof dam

Cape Town dam levels have declined for a second consecutive week according to city officials.

A spokesman said that levels of the dams which supply Cape Town had declined by 0.5% over the past week to 45.9% of storage capacity. This comes after a decline of 0.3% the previous week.

According to the city’s records, dams were at 21.3% of storage capacity at the same time in 2018, and at 21.6% in 2017.

“Although we are in a much-improved position due to higher dam levels and reduced demand when compared to the same period in previous years, we encourage residents to continue using water wisely,” said the spokesman.

He said level 3 restrictions remained in place in the city which capped consumption at 105 litres or less per person per day regardless of whether they’re at home or at work.


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