The sustained winter rainfall has seen dam levels in the Western Cape continue to rise.
The average level for dams across the Western Cape for the week starting on Monday was 36.3%‚ compared to 22.8% for the same period last year.
Last week at this time the level was 31.5%. The dams feeding the City of Cape Town are now at 42.7%‚ compared to 24.2% in 2017.
This represents a rise of about 4.5 percentage points over the past week.
Dam levels to June 24
“The lower water usage patterns we’ve been seeing over the past year must be the new normal. Permanent behaviour change that is geared towards sustainable use of our limited resources must become the new norm‚” he said.
Rainfall and dam capacity levels to June 24