Cape Town urges residents to continue saving water despite recent rainfall

Cape Town urges residents to continue saving water despite recent rainfall

- The water levels of Cape Town's dams have been increasing in the last few weeks

- The levels now stand at a total of 38% full.

- But the City of Cape Town asks residents to keep using water sparingly

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Day Zero may not be happening this year, but it could still happen. The recent rainfall has given Cape Town residents a lot of relief after the drought.

According to a report by News24, Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson said that the dam levels in Cape Town increased by 6,3%.

The levels are now a total of 38,1% full, thanks to the rain of the past few weeks.

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But Capetonians are asked to keep using water wisely. It is too soon to feel totally relaxed about the water levels.

Briefly.co.za learned that the water levels are now just about the same as it was at the end of 2017's winter.

It is not certain yet what the supply levels need to be at for efficient provisions in the year to come.

Residents still need to use water sparingly and save as much as possible.

The innovation on water-saving consumption that we've seen from residents, businesses and this local government has been quite phenomenal. We ask them to keep up with this effort until the dams reach assured levels of supply.

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The Deputy Mayor also said that the City of Cape Town will continue to try and keep consumption as low as possible.

Only at the end of the winter rainfall season will it be possible to determine if the current restrictions can be lifted.

The water conservation plans and projects will remain ongoing as it is not possible to predict the future.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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