The Western Cape provincial government is again calling on all stakeholders and the public to do everything possible to reduce water use.
The average level for dams across the province for the week starting October 9 is 36%, compared with 63% last year.
Theewaterskloof dam is currently at 27.6%, Voëlvlei dam at 32%, Clanwilliam dam at 40% and Brandvlei dam at 32%.
“We are doing everything within our power to ensure no community runs dry over the coming months, but we must advise that matters will likely only get worse from here on out until our next rainfall season,” Western Cape Environmental Affairs and Development Planning minister Anton Bredell said in a statement on Monday.
Bredell met with Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane last week to discuss ongoing augmentation schemes.
“We had a productive meeting and I remain confident that all three spheres of government, working better together, can pull the province through this drought,” he said.
Bredell is also set to appear before the national Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation within the next few days to discuss the ongoing crisis.