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And now for some Good News!
After a heavy winter with lots of rain and snow, the Western Cape dams had an overall average of 92,7% on 2 September 2020.
This is a miracle after the predictions, during the dire water crisis in 2018, that Cape Town was under the real threat of being the first major city in the world to literally run out of water!
Pessimists said it would take at least five years for the dams to recover. But, who are we, mere humans, to predict Mother Nature? Good rains fell in 2019 and the dams achieved a healthy return in just one season. And now 2020 has delivered water in abundance.
The really good news is that the City Council is selling 30% less water than prior to the 2018 crisis. This means that Capetonians and the city's visitors are keeping up the good water-saving habits we adopted so diligently when we thought the taps would run dry.
So, the main dam, serving the city of Cape Town, Theewaterskloof is over 90% full and a number of other dams are overflowing. More rain is predicted this weekend. Will we reach 95%? We believe so!
It's good to have good news to buoy us along in 2020.