Western Cape water crisis deepens

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A narrow body of water that is the Theewaterskloof Dam. The dam has less than 20% of it's water capacity and is situated near Villiersdorp, about 108km from Cape Town.

A narrow body of water that is the Theewaterskloof Dam. The dam has less than 20% of it's water capacity and is situated near Villiersdorp, about 108km from Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town residents are being urged to reduce daily water usage by a hundred million litres immediately.

The Western Cape is experiencing its worst drought in over 100 years and has been declared a disaster area.

READ: Western Cape declared a disaster area

Dam levels continue to decline and were on Monday sitting at just over 20 percent.

Authorities in Cape Town say they are concerned water usage remains above consumption targets.

Residents are also being urged to report water leaks.