The City of Cape Town has been pleading with the National Department of Water and Sanitation, to ease the restrictions that it has imposed on the City.
The National Department of Water and Sanitation has responded by saying they will wait for the dam levels to reach 85% before reviewing the water restrictions.
Regional Head of Western Cape National Department of Water Affairs, Rashied Khan, says that if dam levels are above 85%, then they will look at the City’s request.
He adds that because of the good rains, they are assessing where the dam levels will be by the end of next month.
Let’s be attentive to what the rains are doing, then we will have a chat with the water users.— Rashied Khan, Regional Head of Western Cape National Department of Water Affairs
Firstly, we need to run a model of the rainfall and see what the outcome is says Khan.
The talk is not about lifting restrictions, but rather amending the restrictions and trying to relax a little bit.— Rashied Khan, Regional Head of Western Cape National Department of Water Affairs
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