Dam Levels Increase In Western Cape
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According to the City of Cape Town, dams in and around the city form part of the Western Cape Water Supply System, which is an integrated and collectively managed system of dams, pipelines, pump stations, and tunnels.
The system also supplies water to the Boland, West Coast, Overberg, and Swartland areas, and provides irrigation water for agriculture. Recent rains have continued to boost the Mother City's dams across the Western Cape. The latest average dam level for the Western Cape is 66% and the City of Cape Town dams are on average 83.3% full.
The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, Anton Bredell says while there remains grave concern about some regions where the drought continues unabated, the bulk of the province is better off than it has been in years, in terms of water security.
This is great news for Cape Town businesses and people respectively. Our Day-Zero days are behind us, for now.