Cape Town sees drop in water consumption

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Cape Town‘s cumulative water consumption has dropped to 547 million litres over the past week.

But DA leader, Mmusi Maimane says this still exceeds the targeted amount to defeat Day Zero.

He addressed the media in Cape Town on steps taken to prevent taps from running dry.

Dam levels are currently standing at 25.5 percent and Day Zero in Cape Town has now been pushed back to May 11, 2018.

Maimane says he and his drought crisis team are doing all they can to prevent Level 7 water restrictions.

Such restrictions would bring Day Zero into effect.

Maimane says several water augmentation projects are underway and they include three desalination plants.

They will add approximately 16 million litres of water per day to the city’s main supply system by May.

He says the agricultural sector has played a huge role in reducing water usage.

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