The City of Cape Town has strengthened calls on its residents to drastically reduce water usage as the latest figures, following recent rainfall, show that Capetonians continue to use around 634 million litres of water per day.
Latest reports show that dam levels have only increased by 0.8% and should not be cause for celebration as experts predict this rainy season will not be enough to restore pre-draught levels.
“Dam levels remain critically low and we must build up our reserves while we still have water”, said mayor Patricia de Lille. “The City requires all water users to use less than 87 litres of water per person per day in total irrespective of whether you are at home, work or elsewhere.”
Leve 4b restrictions are still in place with the city aiming to find solutions given that predictions for the 2018 summer look bleak.
According to de Lille there are many people who should be thanked for the diligence in curbing water usage and advocating water austerity, however the mayor believes there are just as many putting their needs before those of the city.
According to de Lille, emergency interventions will soon be underway.