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Although Cape Town is set to enjoy one of the wettest weeks of the year thus far, the city’s still in the middle of a drought.
As of 25 May, the City of Cape Town suggests that dam levels remains at 23.1%. Granted, that’s a gain of 2.8% over the year’s lowest point, but it remains a dire situation.
Still, the city’s residents are seemingly continuing to reduce their consumption.
The City today revealed that 211 000 households in April 2018 used less than 6000 litres per month.
“211 000 households are living the
#50LitreLife, using less than 6000 litres per month. Thank you to our water heroes for taking action and reducing your usage and living a #50LitreLife,” it tweeted Monday.
211 000 households are living the #50LitreLife, using less than 6 000 litres per month. Thank you to our water heroes for taking action and reducing your usage and living a #50LitreLife. View the updated water map here: https://t.co/g3ozBowrvq pic.twitter.com/Vs8bvIvgOd
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) May 28, 2018
That’s an increase of more than 60 000 households over February’s figure of 150 000.
Rain is forecast for a majority of the week, with estimates suggesting that 50mm of rainfall could be possible over the Cape mountains on Monday.
A cold front will be making landfall by Monday early afternoon in the south-western Cape. Good rainfall amounts (widely 15-30mm and up to 50mm in mountainous areas) expected with a WARNING for heavy rain+flooding for Cape Metro, western parts of both Overberg and Cape Winelands. pic.twitter.com/TgTklXGQo1
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) May 27, 2018
There is also a warning in effect for heavy rain and flooding for the “Cape Metro, western parts of both Overberg and Cape Winelands”, the South African Weather Service alerts.
Feature image: Markus Spiske via Unsplash