Water usage up marginally, with normal fluctuations

Water consumption over the past week was slightly higher. It remains imperative that we all continue our saving efforts to get to the required target of 450 million litres per day. 

 
Cape Town’s average collective water usage is at 519 million litres per day. This is 14 million litres per day more than the previous week’s record low of 505 million litres. Water inflow into the dams has largely balanced water usage. Dam levels have declined very slightly and remain at 20,9%.
 
‘The reasons for the small increase in consumption are not definitive but it is possible that the warm, sunny days that were experienced last week influenced usage to an extent. Water consumption often fluctuates from day to day and this rise could therefore also be considered a normal change in usage. We will continue to monitor water usage closely.
 
It remains imperative that we all continue our saving efforts to get to the required target of 450 million litres per day. 
 
‘It is important that our superhuman efforts to save water continue whether it is hot or cold. Outside weather conditions should have no bearing on our water usage. As a City, we are confident that our consumers will help us to stretch the available water in our dams as we move toward an uncertain winter period where we simply do not know how much rain we will receive and whether it will be sufficient to carry us through Summer 2019,’ said the City of Cape Town’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson. 
 
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