City dam levels reach 81,7%

The dams supplying the City of Cape Town are 81,7% full for the first time in years. 

Collective water consumption for the past week of 12 to 18 August 2019 has decreased by 105 million litres per day from 608 to 503 million litres per day. 

The daily consumption has decreased considerably and water users remain within the daily allocation of 650 million litres per day.

Meanwhile, Western Cape dam levels have risen above 65%. 

Currently, the average level for the province is 65.7%. Last year at this time the level was 53%.