Cape Town – While the average dam levels in the province have dropped to below 60%, the City of Cape Town has collective dam levels of 69.9% in its municipality.
The level of the dams which supply Cape Town declined by 1% over the past week to 70.3 % of storage capacity, compared to dam levels of 35.3% at the same time last year, the City of Cape Town said on Monday.
Last week, the City reduced its water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3, which came into effect on Saturday.
The average water consumption decreased by 13 million litres per day to 563 million litres for the past week, which is well within the usage range.
The City encouraged water users "to continue to be water-wise and to build on the good conservation practices they adopted to beat the drought. This is in line with the thrust of Level 3 restrictions".