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#WATERWATCH: Restrictions to be lifted when dam levels reach 85% says DWS

It seems the recent rainfall in the Western Cape was not enough to lift the current water restrictions .

The Department of Water and Sanitations, says it will wait until the end of winter or until dam levels reach 85% (whichever comes first) before relaxing the restrictions in the province.

Restrictions in the Western Cape are at level 6B, meaning residents are only allowed to use 50 litres of water per day.

Cape Town's dam levels rose to 50.3% on Tuesday.

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We have said the best time for us to review the water restrictions is when the dam levels reach 85% as well as at the end of winter season when we know that we have had all the rain we could have.

Sputnik Ratau, Spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation

At the moment we are at 50% so it's still early days. Remember that we are still not at the level we were at in 2015 when we were at the most comfortable.

Sputnik Ratau, Spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation

Ratau says the department appreciates the fact that water consumption has reduced drastically across Cape Town.

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The reduction in consumption has to evolve into a way of life rather than a reaction to a difficult time.

Sputnik Ratau, Spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation

The plus side to the drought has been that people have began to realise that we do need to have this water conservation and water demand management efforts at a very high level.

Sputnik Ratau, Spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation

To hear the rest of the interview with Sputnik Ratau, listen below:


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