Cape Town dam levels remain low

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File: The Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane on Monday announced the lifting of water restrictions in Gauteng with immediate effect.

File: The Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane on Monday announced the lifting of water restrictions in Gauteng with immediate effect.

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File: The Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane on Monday announced the lifting of water restrictions in Gauteng with immediate effect.

File: The Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane on Monday announced the lifting of water restrictions in Gauteng with immediate effect.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says despite the recent rains, water levels in its dams remain critically low.

Officials are asking residents to continue their water-saving efforts.

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The City says average dam storage levels are currently at 23 percent, with the last 10 percent being unusable.

The City is also appealing to the courts to take tougher action when dealing with excessive water use.