The average water consumption for the past week was 505 million litres per day, said the City of Cape Town. File picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA)
The average water consumption for the past week was 505 million litres per day, said the City of Cape Town. File picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA)

#EveryDropCounts: Dry weather slowing down dam recovery

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Aug 6, 2018

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Cape Town - The average water consumption for the past week was 505 million litres per day, said the City of Cape Town.

Warm, windy weather over the past week has drastically slowed down dam recovery. This is in line with the preceding weeks of very little rain.

Dam levels have thus improved very slightly, and not as significantly as in the recent months, by 0,2% to 56,9 % of storage capacity.

This trend shows that rainfall is very difficult to predict and Cape Town should carry on with its amazing water-saving efforts to build a buffer for the summer months ahead.  

Last week the City’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Ian Neilson had said that ongoing pressure management initiatives and the water-saving efforts of Captonians remained critical :

"The latest water map for June shows that a record number of households, more than 400 000 in total, have achieved a green dot for their water-saving efforts. Roughly half of these households have gotten a dark green dot for usage below 6 000 litres per month. This is exactly what we need to help us navigate the climatic uncertainty. 

"Well done, Cape Town."

Visit www.capetown.gov.za/watermap to view the latest map.

@TheCapeArgus

Cape Argus

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