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CT average dam levels remain low at just over 31%

With various technologies and measures being used to prevent Cape Town's taps running dry, dam levels remain critically low.

FILE: A shallow stream of water runs through the Theewaterskloof Dam. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town's average dam level now hovers at just over 31%.

Eyewitness News is on Monday visiting the main water supplying dam, the Theewaterskloof.

The city's rainy season is over and dam levels remain low at just over 31%.

With various technologies and measures being used to prevent Cape Town's taps running dry, dam levels remain critically low.

Will taps run dry in Cape Town?

It's the question on the minds of all Capetonians and a scenario government officials are desperately trying to avert.

Ultimately, it's the dams that tell the story.

Theewaterskloof Dam, Cape Town's biggest water supplier, has been reduced to a barren landscape.

Tree stumps litter the dam floor scorched white by the sun, another harrowing reminder of the crisis.

While everyone is looking to solve the crisis from commissioning desalination plants to constructing greywater systems, the so-called day zero predicted to sometime in March looms large.

At the same time, MEC Anton Bredell has again called on Capetonians to limit their water use.

Bredell adds the real driver to ensure the province doesn't hit day zero is to get more water into the system urgently.

The Provincial Government and the City of Cape Town are hoping to avert a crisis by commissioning desalination plants, groundwater extraction and bulk water re-use.

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