Dam levels are 10% higher than the City of Cape Town’s projections for the end of summer so the city is in a good position even if the coming winter rains turn out to be below average, says deputy mayor Ian Neilson. “And the water consumption by Cape Town is[…]
By Anees Teladia One water expert has weighed into Moody’s report on the Cape Town water crisis by criticising the City of Cape Town’s water strategy. In Moody’s most recent investors service report, the ratings agency has revised the outlook of the City of Cape Town’s rating to stable and[…]
The public has until 15 March 2019 to give their input on The City of Cape Town’s draft water strategy which aims to ensure greater water security over the next decade. The strategy was opened for public comments and recommendations on Sunday and details ways in which the city will[…]
Following months of questions about the state of the City’s dams, the City of Cape Town has announced plans to lower water restrictions and tariffs from Level 6B to Level 5 come October 1 this year. In a statement released on Monday morning, deputy executive mayor Ian Neilson said the[…]
Cape Town’s strict Level 6B water restrictions will remain in place, at least until the end of August, and will not be relaxed to a less severe level, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Friday. Regional head of the Department of Water and Sanitation Rashid Khan said, after[…]
The Department of Water and Sanitation is expected to hold a high-level meeting on Friday to assess whether the severe water restrictions in Cape Town and surrounding areas can be relaxed. Regional head of the department Rashid Khan said on Thursday that there had been requests from users of the[…]
While Cape Town’s average dam level is at 53.3% this week – double what it was this time last year – the City council is still pushing ahead with plans to get new water sources into the City’s supply system. City of Cape Town Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson said: “It’s[…]
Cape Town’s dam levels rose to 50.3% on Tuesday as streams and rivers swollen with rain from the weekend’s intense cold front, flowed into the storage dams. There is now double the amount of water in the city’s supply dams than there was at this time last year, when the[…]
Approximately 4 000 dwellings have been affected by adverse weather conditions following Sunday night’s heavy downpours. The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre had confirmed that localised flooding had occurred in informal settlements across the metropole in Khayelitsha, Philippi and Macassar. Spokesperson Charlotte Powell said powerlines are down in Lansdowne, Gugulethu[…]
The City of Cape Town has issued a weather warning to residents with rainy conditions and possible snowfall expected over the coming days. The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre’s spokesperson, Charlotte Powell, said the South African Weather Service had confirmed that an intense cold front is expected over the Western[…]
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