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Drought crisis: City lowers usage target as dam levels continue to decline

The City of Cape Town has lowered the target for collective water use per day by 100 million litres to 600 million litres. This comes amid the continual decline of dam levels and unseasonably hot weather which has pushed up consumption. Dam levels are now at 23,3% (storage levels), which is 0,9% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 13,3%. The latest consumption is 745 million litres, which is 45 million litres over the previous target of 700 million litres.
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