City of CT introduces additional steps to save water
The City of Cape Town has started reducing water pressure to the central and southern suburbs in an effort to reduce water loss through pipe leaks.
CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has started reducing water pressure to the central and southern suburbs in an effort to reduce water loss through pipe leaks.
The municipality says its average dam level has declined to 25.2%.
With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly being not useable, dam levels are effectively at 15.2%.
The City’s Zara Nicholson has urged consumers to continue with water saving efforts.
“Cape Town is a water-scarce region so we need to continue to save water and consumption remains too high.”
The municipality has begun controlling supply from its Faure reservoir, by reducing pressure at the dam itself.
If the pressure is lower, less water flows out.
This is a pilot project which has lowered pressure to the central and southern suburbs.
It's estimated it is saving about 25 million litres of water per day.
Nicholson warns some areas may experience a loss in water supply during the introduction of the additional pressure reduction measures until a required balance has been achieved.
(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)