Dams in the Mother City are now over 80% full, thanks to the rainfall that has fallen over the past few weeks. But the city is careful not to celebrate yet because the rainy season will end at the end of October.

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has said it is satisfied with the current level of metro dams.

Dams in the Mother City are now over 80% full, thanks to the rainfall that has fallen over the past few weeks.

But the city is careful not to celebrate yet because the rainy season will end at the end of October.

Zahid Badroudien, a member of Mayco’s water and sanitation company, told Eyewitness News that so far the statistics look good, but the hydrological year is still two and a half months away.

Badrudien said the dams are well over 80%.

“Currently, our dams are 81.5% full, that is, compared to the previous year, at the same time, which is 98.9%. Now I know this comparison of the numbers will scare a lot of people and cause a lot of anxiety, but we are very far into the end of the hydrological year, which is at the end of October.’

He said that while the dams are 80% full, more are needed.

“Our assessments and modeling, which was completed in the last round, shows that we will still need 90% at the end of the hydrological year,” Badroudien said.

The city said water conservation remains a top priority for everyone.

Meanwhile, the Western Cape government said it was very pleased with the latest level of dams in the province.

Local Government MEC Anton Bredell said cold fronts over the past two weeks had contributed to an increase in dams in the province.

Spokesman Wooter Krill: “We are delighted to see our catchment dams increase following the recent cold fronts over the Western Cape which brought much needed rain. The dams supplying Cape Town have increased from 76.3% to 81.5%. For the Western Cape Cape Province Overall average dam level increased from 64.5% to 69.2%.’

This is good news from a water safety perspective.

But the rate is still significantly lower than the same period last year, when Cape Town was 99% and the province was 79%.”

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