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: Theewaterskloof Dam. 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%.”