CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to spokesperson for Local Government in WC James Brent Styan to get an update on the latest developments in dealing with the water crisis in the province.
According to Brent Styan, the dam level are currently sitting at 23.6% across the province and the Theewaterskloof, which is one of the major dams is at 12%.
He says they are currently using up all the water in Theewaterskloof due to evaporation before tapping into the smaller dams.
There is an ongoing strategy to use all the water in Theewaterskloof dam first, so we are going to see that dam run down rapidly.— James Brent Styan, spokesperson for Local Government in WC
The other dams that are feeding the City of Cape town will remain fuller for a longer period. The reason is evaporation...— James Brent Styan, spokesperson for Local Government in WC
Theewaterskloof is so big that there is a lot of evaporation happening. What we are doing is pump out the water from that dam into the other dams with smaller surface like Berg River dam and Steenbras dam.— James Brent Styan, spokesperson for Local Government in WC
To hear more of this conversation on how the city is managing the dams, listen below:
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