Updated: Jun 7, 2019
Good news for the Western Cape as dam levels continue to rise. There has been a significant rise in the past one year. In 2018 dam levels in the Western Cape measured about 23.4%, currently they stand at 46.7%.
According Western Cape MEC for Environmental Affairs and Development Anton Bredell, rainfall is highest during the winter months. Dams supplying the Western Cape measure at an average of 33.6% capacity. The South African Weather Services have since issued a warning of impending heavy rains with the possibility of floods in some areas including the Cape Metropole.
Although it looks like all our water problems are over, Mr Bredell urged people to continue using water sparingly. "We need to continue saving water to ensure our systems, including our dams recover during the wetter months after the prolonged drought that is still affecting some areas of the province."
All it takes is a little saving effort and in few months Day Zero will be safely averted.