Wow! Would you ever have expected this. The dam supplying Beaufort West of fresh water absolutely dry.
Maybe you did, but maybe you didn’t. Either way, when might now be a good time to start conserving water. You may be thinking, Cape Town is a coastal city and we could start desalinating water. That is true, but is the city in any way set up to produce the vast quantities of fresh water that are required to supply its residents.
Believe it of not but over the past 10 years there have been scientists that have argued the validity of extracting groundwater, sighing that it was completely unsustainable. Their finding were not able to convince other that these aquifers do not get replenished at equal rates as they are sucked dry.
It is only a matter of time before boreholes and wellpoints start drying up and force homeowner to search for alternative sources of water. When this happens you may want to look into a greywater garden irrigation system.