water restrictionsNews 24. Water restrictions could very well be on the cards for Cape Town this summer. The municipality reported that the six major dams which supply Cape Town and the surrounding region were at 74% and although this is not critically low, it is lower than the average over the past 20 years.

The City as well as other stakeholders will meet with National government to discuss possible restrictions. Restrictions are implemented to conserve our resources and to ensure continual supply to users.

“Because Cape Town is situated in a water-scarce, semi-arid region, it is important that we all do our bit to conserve our most precious resource and avoid unnecessary water restrictions and measures,” said mayoral committee member for utility     services Ernest Sonnenberg.