The City of Cape Town has announced that there will be no Day Zero in 2018 or 2019 provided that adequate water restrictions are maintained.
Levels of dams supplying water to Cape Town have been rising consistently over the past six weeks.
The total dam storage capacity has now risen to 43%, thanks to residents who have been saving water and the good rainfall the City has experienced so far this winter.
Deputy Mayor Ian Neilsen says dam levels, which now stand at 43% at this early stage in Winter are already higher than they were at the end of winter last year.
Neilson says water savings from residents together with the good rainfall the City has been experiencing will enable the City to safely get through summer in 2019.
He says the City cannot reduce water restrictions or tariffs just yet, as that decision lies with National Government.
The City of Cape Town will be looking at permanent desalination plants in the future.
As part of the recent crippling drought, the city built a number of temporary desalination plants across the city to help alleviate the situation.