Relief As Cape Town Water Levels Rise

Relief as water levels rises in Cape town. Dams are now at 81% full an year after a chronic water shortage that almost caused a complete cut off. Getty Images


Dams supplying the South African city of Cape Town are now 81% full, a year after a chronic water shortage almost forced officials to cut the supply off entirely.

At this time last year, the level was just 53%, News24 reports.

Residents have been praised for limiting their daily consumption of water, with current guidelines banning motorists from using hosepipes to wash their cars.

“Predictions show that rainfall will decrease further over the years to come. We must, therefore, continue to use water wisely,” the local government representative for environmental affairs, Anton Bredell, told reporters. Read more on BBC News


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