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Water Department to re-assess relaxing water restrictions in WC

The national department says even though dam levels are rising, it is still not at the required 85% for restrictions to be lifted.

FILE: For the first time in months, Western Cape dam levels have risen to above 30%. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The national Water and Sanitation Department says it will meet its provincial counterpart next month to re-assess the relaxing of water restrictions in the Western Cape.

The national department says even though dam levels are rising, it is still not at the required 85% for restrictions to be lifted.

The current combined average dam levels for the western cape is at 54,75%.

Spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said, “It’s still early days and we prefer to have the provincial level about 85%.”

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