Cape Town dam levels reach full capacity

Dams supplying water to the City of Cape Town are overflowing.

According to the latest statistics from the Department of Water & Sanitation, Cape Town’s dam levels reached 100,8%. This is a 1.7% increase from last week. At the same time last year, dam levels stood at 75,4%. Dam levels in the Western Cape are, as of Monday, stood at 91.2%.


The City of Cape Town said daily water usage however was exceeded by 2 million litres. The City aims to use 800million litres per day.

Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Zahid Badroodien, thanked residents for playing their part in ensuring dams have reached full capacity.

‘’While we certainly welcome the healthy dam levels, we cannot allow this to give us a false sense of water security for the future. To help secure Cape Town's water future, the City's Water and Sanitation Directorate is focusing on its New Water Programme plans to bring an extra daily 300 million litres of water online by 2030.

‘’Our water resilience is important for our residents and for economic growth in Cape Town. For this reason, we need more than just dams to ensure our water supply is resilient for years to come as clearly highlighted by our customers during the drought, to help navigate future climate shocks,’’

‘’The City cannot achieve this on its own so we thank our residents for contributing to building our water-future be it from paying their water bills to making water-wise decisions in their daily lives,' said Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation.


Done By: Esona Mfazwe


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