City of CT launches water conservation programme

Mayor Patricia de Lille says the dams in the Western Cape are currently at 42,5 percent.

FILE: The aim of the campaign is to spur on locals to start saving water. Picture: EPA/Kim Ludbrook.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has launched a water conservation programme as dam levels continue to decrease.

Mayor Patricia de Lille launched the campaign today at Stodels Garden Centre in Kenilworth in the hopes of spurring on locals to start saving water.

De Lille says the dams in the Western Cape are currently at 42,5 percent.

She says 10 workers from the city's Extended Public Works Program have been tasked with raising awareness about water conservation.

"Those workers were then working in all the nurseries across the city advising people on how to save water but also showing them the kind of plants that don't use a lot of water."