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CT dam levels decrease by 0.2%

The average water consumption for the past week increased from 546 million litres per day to 563 million litres per day.

EWN visited the Theewaterskloof Dam on 22 June 2018. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Dams feeding the City of Cape Town have decreased by 0.2% over the last week, with the average still just under 76%.

The average water consumption for the past week increased from 546 million litres per day to 563 million litres per day.

The city's Jean-Marie De Waal says Capetonians must try to remain close to 500 million litres per day.

“Even though the metro has emerged successfully from a crisis situation, consumers are reminded that the permitted use under the level 5 restrictions is 70 litres per person per day.”

The national Department of Water and Sanitation will review restrictions to the municipality in December.