Recent water levels have the City of Cape Town worried as low dam levels are being exacerbated by increasing water consumption levels.
Following recent rains, according to provincial government and weather services, have not increased dam levels substantially. Yet, Capetonians are not heeding the call to curb usage as the target of 500 million litres per day continues to be exceeded.
“Water users who are not adhering to the restrictions are playing with our collective future. The start of the process that could restrict supply is firmly underway”, expressed a city spokesperson.
The drought has affected the price of food with meats and other farmed foods steadily rising in price.
Under Level 4b water restrictions, all residents are required to use less than 87 litres of water per person per day in total.
Dam storage levels are at 27,4%, but useable water is only at about 17,4% which is very low for this time of the year.
This time last year, dam storage levels were at 47,6%, with useable water at this time of year standing at 37,6%.