Cape Town dam levels increase by 1.2%

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Dam levels in the City of Cape Town have increased by 1.2% over the last week and currently stand at 69.8%.  

Daily water consumption for the same period increased to 770 million litres per day, compared to 754 million litres the week before.  

At the same time last year, dam levels were at 53.6%.  

Residents are urged to use water wisely in order to maintain dam levels in the province that has been hard hit by drought in recent years. 

Dam levels in the province have been doing relatively well since last year.

In September last year, strong cold fronts with copious amounts of rain and snow boosted the average levels across the province to over 70% percent.

In the video below, Western Cape dam levels have improved dramatically: 

Mandela Bay looming water cuts 

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in the Eastern Cape continues to make an urgent plea to communities to save water to prevent water outages in the region.

This as the Metro is experiencing a severe drought with its major storage dams having dropped to the lowest levels of all time, threatening dry taps for an estimated 1.3 million people

And with “Day-Zero” fast approaching, it is estimated that some areas such as KwaNobuhle and St. Albans could be without water by July.

Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Nqaba Bhanga outlines the Metro’s water crisis: