The consistent rain is expected to continue in some parts of the Western Cape during the cold winter season. This will help in balancing and increasing dam water levels in the province.
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Unlike other provinces, the Western Cape is blessed with some rain during this winter season. This week’s report sees an increase on the dam levels in the province compared to the previous week.
The levels increased from 53.1% to 54.9% in the past week.
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HERE IS YOUR WESTERN CAPE DAM WATER LEVELS WEEKLY REPORT:
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HERE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE WATER:
- Check your toilet for leaks.
- Take shorter showers or
- Take baths
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
- Turn off the water while shaving
- Check faucets and pipes for leaks
- If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing
- Water your lawn only when it needs it (not everyday)
- Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants.
- Water your plants or garden at least once a day
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- Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and steps
- Don’t run the hose while washing your car
- Tell your children not to play with the hose and sprinklers
- Ditch the bottled water – it takes 3 litres of tap water to make one litre of bottled water
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and save 9 litres
- Take a 5 minute shower and save up to 100 litres that baths can use
- Change to a water-efficient showerhead and half your consumption
- Turn off the water while washing your hair
- Flush less when you do and put a 2l bottle filled with water in your cistern
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