With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at approximately 21.5%.
Consumption has broken through the 800 million litre barrier for the first time to 783 million litres of collective use per day, but we have still not achieved the new collective usage target of 700 million litres per day.
At the current draw-down rate of the dams, we are looking at approximately 113 days of useable water left.
In order to ensure that the City of Cape Town is prepared for all eventualities, a local disaster in terms of Section 55 of the Disaster Management Act has been declared.
On Friday, March 3, 2017, a local disaster was declared and promulgated in the Provincial Gazette.
This declaration is valid for a period of three months but can be extended on a month-to-month basis by notice in the Gazette. A Council decision is not required.