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On Monday the City of Cape Town released a statement saying dam levels have declined to 26,2% (storage levels), 1% down from a week ago.

The City states that the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, leaving dam levels effectively at about 16,2%, with approximately 100 days of usable water left at current consumption levels.

It says current consumption is over and above the collective usage target of 700 million liters per day.

As a result, the City has reduced the water pressure in parts of the city. She says water pressure reductions will be rolled out incrementally over the course of the next few months.

Member of the Mayoral Committee, Xanthea Limberg, says they are monitoring the situation and may have to implement stricter water restrictions if the situation does not improve.

If consumption doesn’t substantially decrease, so we don’t reach that 700 million liter mark before we reach the 10% dam level then we will look at implementing tougher water restrictions.

Xanthea Limberg , MAYCO member

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