Cape Town’s water consumption this week has exceeded the current 650 million litres/day limit.
Dams supplying Cape Town are currently sitting at 79,7% of storage capacity, a drop of 1,0% from the previous week. Collective water consumption for last week was up to 657 million litres/day.
The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Waste, Xanthea Limberg says this is the first time we have exceeded the targeted level of water consumption, since water restrictions came into effect.
‘We caution residents to keep a closer eye on consumption levels over the coming weeks and react appropriately if the upward trend in consumption continues. Dams have now dropped slightly below the 80% mark, with the decline anticipated to accelerate over the summer months. 2019 so far has been another drier-than-average year, and assuming this trend will continue, it is important society remains conscientious of its water use.’
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