Total capacity of dams supplying the Cape Metro increased by 2,6% to 80,4% for the week 3 – 10 August 2020. Consumption for the same period decreased by 33 million litres per day to an average of 643 million litres per day.
For the previous week, dam levels were at 77,8%. It has presently increased to 80,4%. At the same time last year, dam levels were at 80,1%.
‘Dams filling to over 80% is a significant milestone for the City. Although there are still almost two months left of the traditionally rainy season, it looks like there is a good probability that we will go into spring/summer in a fairly strong position, especially considering continued low consumption by residents,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Waste, Alderman Xanthea Limberg.
For more information on new water sources, water restrictions (Level 1 currently in place), guidelines around alternative water sources such as boreholes and rainwater tanks, and tariff information, please visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater