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The water situation in Cape Town appears to growing more and more critical with dam levels running low and more requests for residents to use water only when absolutely necessarily until the rainy season starts.

Cllr Xanthea Limburg, Mayoral Committee member for Informal settlements water and waste services and energy, tells Stephen Grootes of the Midday Report that the current dam levels are at 19%. Limburg adds that level four water restrictions have been implemented.

Level four entails only using potable water for essential purposes such as drinking, cooking and bathing.

Cllr Xanthea Limburg, Mayoral Committee member for Informal settlements water and waste services and energy

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Limburg says there will be water inspectors monitoring the use of water and compliance of the restrictions.

Cape Town is expected to receive its first winter rains this month. Limburg says that because of climate change that may change or result in far less rain than expected.

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