Dam levels down despite less consumption

Dam levels have decreased to 74,1%.
Dam levels have declined slightly by 0.6% over the past week to 74.1% of storage capacity.

The average water consumption decreased by 34 million litres per day to 559 million litres per day for the past week.

The City of Cape Town says it’s encouraged that usage remains in this range as it still has to adhere to the limits imposed by the national Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). 

Next month, the DWS is expected to communicate its decision about what the water usage limit for Cape Town will be for the year ahead.

Meanwhile, Level 5 water restrictions remain in place.