The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in South Africa has provided an update on the Western Cape water situation, noting that the water restrictions imposed by the National Government will remain in place and will be reviewed once the average dam level reaches 85 per cent
This is to safeguard the available resource particularly at this point when the winter rainy season is coming to an end.
“We are even encouraged with the snowfall which has a potential to translate to high runoff, thus further recharging the dam levels,” said Sputnik Ratau from the DWS.
The dam levels assessment report suggests that the dam levels of the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) have reached 68.90 per cent. This is a notable increase from last week when it was at 65.96 per cent.
Meanwhile, DWS is urging all water users to continue to save water and use water sparingly during the Spring and Summer seasons.
“We, therefore, urge parents, in particular, to educate the young ones about water conservation, as they are oblivious to the water challenges the province is facing,” commented Ratau.