Dam levels reach 70%

City dams are 70% full.
The city’s dam levels have improved by 0.9% over the past week to 70% of storage capacity.

The average water consumption for the past week also declined from 526 million litres per day to 505 million litres per day.

Last week, the City of Cape Town announced that it would lower water restrictions and tariffs from Level 6 to Level 5 from October 1 due to the encouraging dam recovery.

At the same time, the City encourages residents to continue saving water to ensure that the dams recover adequately for the summer months ahead.

The province is still recovering from the massive drought which has had a negative impact on agriculture.