The Western Cape is experiencing a significant increase in dam levels. The province is basking in the aftermath of a wet and rainy season.
Currently, the average dam level in the Western Cape is sitting at 90%. This has brought a sense of relief and optimism to residents and authorities alike.
The Theewaterskloof dam, the largest in the region, has reached full capacity at a remarkable one hundred percent. This has resulted in the consistent and substantial rainfall witnessed over the past few months, leading to various dams in the province overflowing.
Despite the encouraging state of water resources, the Department of Water and Sanitation is calling for prudence and responsible water usage among residents.
This will help to ensure that sufficient water continues to be supplied during the hot summer months. This call to action is the result of a keen awareness of the unpredictable nature of climate change and its impact on rainfall patterns.
Deputy Director of Communications for the Department of Water and Sanitation in the Western Cape, Malusi Rayi emphasises the importance of continued water conservation. He points out that while the region predominantly experiences winter rainfall, it is crucial to store and manage water for use during the dry summer months.
“This is not the time to be complacent, as we know that climate change affects rain patterns. What you have today doesn’t guarantee that you will have it tomorrow. So, we would like to call on all users, especially high-end users, to continue using water sparingly.”
Source: SABC News