Plea for caution as Capetonians' water consumption keeps climbing
Cape Town – City life seems to be getting back to normal, albeit the new normal, with consumption climbing up to 704 mega litres per day over the previous week.
Dam levels for the same period dropped by 1.4% and are currently at 81.7%, the City of Cape Town said in a statement.
"As per the graph above, the relatively healthy position of current dam levels can be misleading if considered out of context.
"Lower-than-average rainfall remains a reality and, as such, we ask that residents please ensure that they continue their water-saving measures.
"On the City’s part, advanced pressure management, pipe maintenance and replacement programmes, stepped-up fault response capacity and water augmentation efforts remain priorities.
"The City urges residents to enjoy their holiday period, but without losing sight of water consumption," said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Waste, Xanthea Limberg.
"Our residents have helped us achieve the gold standard in water efficiency and we’re confident they will remain water-wise as temperatures rise.
"As the days grow warmer we are working to sustain public awareness of water restrictions, whatever level is implemented, and in doing so maintain our title as the world’s number one water-saving city."
Please visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for all water-related information and Frequently Asked Questions.
|Major dams||2/12/2019||Previous week||% 2018|
|Total Stored Ml||733 472
Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town
Media enquiries: Alderman Xanthea Limberg, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Waste, City of Cape Town,