Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, says water usage in the metro is still too high. Usage currently stands at 602 million litres per day. This is over 100 million litres above the daily target set by the city.
Dam levels in the Metro currently stand at an average 27,8 % usable water. De Lille says even though the city has numerous additional water supply projects to ensure that the city does not run dry, Capetonians still need to do their part.
“Due to the extreme nature of this once in a millennium drought, as the UCT scientists have called it. We need to do more. And we are going to have to do this together. Our city teams are working day and night to respond to the requirement of this crisis. We are making sure that all water related projects are fast tracked.”