Slight increase in dam levels

Dams are 76,2% full.

Dam levels rose only slightly by 0.3% over the past week to 76.2% of storage capacity.

The average water consumption for the past week increased from 520 million litres a day to 546 million litres a day.

Water restrictions and tariffs were lowered to Level 5 last week. 

The permitted usage under Level 5 restrictions is 70 litres a person aday. Under Level 5, no watering/irrigation with municipal water is allowed. The use of any portable or temporary play pools is prohibited. 

Temperatures are heating up but residents are urged to be mindful when using water.