CPT Day Zero 4.4.2018 01:26 pm

Cape Town dam levels down to 21.9 percent

The city’s collective water consumption declined to 521 million litres of water a day last week.

Water levels in the dams supplying drought-stricken Cape Town have dropped to 21.9 percent, the City's deputy mayor said on Wednesday.

Cape Town dam levels down to 21.9 percent
Cape Town dam levels down to 21.9 percent

Cape Town dam levels down to 21.9 percent

The city’s collective water consumption declined to 521 million litres of water a day last week.

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Bold steps are needed toward a ‘new normal’ that allocates water fairly in SA

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