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WC Water Update – Dams levels at 20%

8 May 2017

The average water level for dams across the Western Cape has dropped to 20%.

Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, has renewed the call on consumers to do even more to save water.

“In the remaining period before our expected rainfall season, we must do what we can to use even less water. To date consumers have been very cooperative and responded well to our calls to save water. But an even bigger effort is needed to ensure we don’t run out altogether.”

Bredell says his departments are meeting with all stakeholders including national government departments on a regular basis to assess the ongoing situation and to devise strategies to tackle water shortages in the longer term.

“Our disaster management team in the province also remains on alert.”

Bredell has cautioned the public to continue to use water sparingly when it does start to rain.

“We must ensure that dam levels recover, so when it starts to rain, consumers should not revert back to using water wastefully,” Bredell says.

The latest dam level data per the National Department of Water and Sanitation:


Media enquiries:

James-Brent Styan

Spokesperson for the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell

Mobile:                   084 583 1670

Telephone:            021 483 2820

E-mail:                    James-Brent.Styan@westerncape.gov.za