City of Cape Town poised to ease water restrictions further

2018-10-30 06:14

The City of Cape Town believes dam levels are high enough for water restrictions to be relaxed even further – possibly to level 4 or even level 3.

Everyone, not just Cape Town, must reuse water - provincial minister

2018-10-16 05:45

In future it won't just be Cape Town. No town or community must fail to clean and reuse its water, says the Western Cape's minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.

Capetonians can use more water - and pay less

2018-10-02 10:21

Slightly less stringent water restrictions for Cape Town have kicked in as the combined level of supply dams reached 75.9% of storage capacity.

Western Cape farmers call for easing of water restrictions to repair drought damage

2018-09-17 20:27

Western Cape farmers are calling on government to reveal how much water they are likely to be allocated this summer, so they can make plans to fix the damage caused by the 60% cut in their water supply.

Dam levels rise to move out of the City's danger zone for first time in two years

2018-09-03 19:27

Cape Town's supply dams have just squeezed out of the City's defined "danger zone" as the recent rains have raised the combined water level to 65.9% of storage capacity.

Capetonians still flock to collect free water from the city's springs

2018-08-30 09:35

The rain has been pelting down and the wind blowing icy off the snow-capped mountains, but that has not stopped people trekking to collect the free water at Cape Town's springs in the rain.

Iceberg water could be cheaper than desalination

2018-08-16 08:52

Icebergs can supply Cape Town with extra water in drought years at a far cheaper rate than a big desalination plant, it has emerged at a UCT seminar.

Gauteng dams almost 100% full, Western Cape levels stable

2018-10-23 19:00

Gauteng dam levels are at a whopping 98%, while dam levels in the Western Cape are at stable at 73.4%, according to a weekly Department of Water and Sanitation report.

Cape Town's increased water consumption is not sustainable, experts warn

2018-10-12 12:04

The increased consumption comes after the relaxation of restrictions and could be a sign that residents are 'slacking off' on water-saving measures, experts say.

Drilling for water 'makes no economic sense'

2018-10-01 05:25

The City of Cape Town’s borehole drilling programme has scientists scratching their heads at the apparent determination of the City to drill into the hard rock of the Table Mountain Group Aquifer at great cost, while other cheaper and more environment-friendly options are not first explored.

Cape Town dam levels hit the 70% mark for the first time since 2015

2018-09-17 16:35

The City of Cape Town reports that Capetonians used less water last week, reducing total consumption from an average of 526 million litres a day to 505 million litres.

Cape drought sees 67% drop in accommodation bookings - survey

2018-09-06 12:42

Perceptions of the water crisis in Cape Town has played a significant role in the drop in bookings for accommodation, says the hospitality industry.

City of Cape Town calls for relaxing of water restrictions as dam levels rise

2018-08-27 18:49

The City of Cape Town has asked the Department of Water and Sanitation to reduce its water restrictions from 45% to 40% for the City and from 60% to 50% for agriculture.

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