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City of CT thanks residents for water saving efforts

The municipality adds it is difficult to say whether Wednesday’s rainfall has had any impact on dwindling dam levels.

Picture: Freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says it has noticed a marked improvement in resident’s adhering to water restrictions.

The municipality adds that it is difficult to say whether Wednesday’s rainfall has had any impact on dwindling dam levels.

The City's Xanthea Limberg says: “There’s been a definite reduction in consumption, which we commend residents for. We need to continue that saving effort.”

The City says consumption has declined and is at 751 million litres per day, 51 million litres above the collective usage target of 700 million litres per day.

The City has also been testing further pressure reduction initiatives to reduce consumption.

Limberg adds: “The City will carry on deploying a basket of consumption reduction interventions. The sustained support of every one of our close to one million consumers is key. We also continue to engage with the top 20,000 consumers across residential, business, industrial and government properties to ensure that consumption is brought down.”

Dam levels have dropped to 30%, which is 1,5% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at approximately 20%, according to the City.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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