Dam levels rise, water restrictions lowered

City dams are 75.9% full.
Dam levels have risen 1.9% over the last week to 75.9% of storage capacity.

The average water consumption for the past week is up slightly from 511 million litres per day to 520 million litres per day.

Water restrictions and tariffs have been lowered from Level 6b and Level 6 respectively to Level 5 from today due to the encouraging dam recovery and the conservation efforts by residents.

Normally, the national government makes its determination on the water situation going forward in December. However, the City of Cape Town says it is unfair to wait until December to make an announcement about water restrictions as this will lead to customers having to pay the highest tariff for an unnecessarily long period of time.