Big effort is required to ensure WC doesn’t run out of water - MEC

2017-05-08 18:13
Anton Bredell (File, Netwerk24)

Anton Bredell (File, Netwerk24)

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Cape Town - Department of Local Government and Environmental Affairs MEC Anton Bredell on Monday urged consumers to save water as provincial dam levels drop to 20%.

"In the remaining period before our expected rainfall season, we must do what we can to use even less water," Bredell said in a statement.

"An even bigger effort is needed to ensure we don't run out altogether."

City of Cape Town dam levels are at 21.70%, Berg River 29.81%, Breede River 17.21%, Gouritz 21.27% and Olifants 8.88%.

Bredell said the provincial disaster management team remains on standby.

"We must ensure that dam levels recover, so when it starts to rain, consumers should not revert back to using water wastefully," he said.

Read more on:    anton bredell  |  cape town  |  drought  |  water crisis  |  water

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