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Amazing news for Cape Town this week as dam levels hit 70% collectively, this is fantastic news as new water restrictions set in for October.


As of the 1st of October, the City of Cape Town will be able to loosen their belts a little and up their daily water usage. This is due to the rise of dam levels. With the new restrictions coming up, it is good news to note that the daily city limit will be 500 million litres per day. Current usage is 505 million litres.

If Capetonians stick to their efforts, this goal of 500 million per day will be easily achievable. As of yesterday, it was announced that the dams were at a collective 70%. People have celebrated the efforts put in by all but urge everyone to remember to keep working hard to use less water.

Fabulous news… grateful for the rain… We must remember how we got here…We’ve halved our consumption and our farming friends took one for the team…a knock to the industry… If we go back to our original consumption habits we’ll soon be back where we started” – Marina Hall

The weather predictions are also looking great for Cape Town as more days of rain are set to hit the city, this is even better news for current dam levels before summer sets in. This is the first time in 3 years that the dams have collectively at 70%.

Each of the dams is sitting well over 80% with the exception of Theewaterskloof Dam which is sitting with 52.5%. This is still brilliant news compared to where it was just a few months ago. Take a look at the current dam levels below.

Sources: CoCT Gov / News24
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