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What to do with rainwater

I found this fantastic blog, which tells the story so much better than I could. Of course it relates to another city, in another country, but it’s well worth a read.

Basically, a US study found that if a city captured and used the rain that fell on its rooftops, it could meet the water […]

Western Cape Dam levels July 2012

Even with the rains that fell around Cape Town last week , not much of this water fell in the catchment area of our dams. This could give Capetonians a false sence of relief regarding the water security for the summer ahead. […]

Cape Town rainfall May 2012

With half the average rainfall over the month of May, Cape Town will need to hope and pray that rainfall figures pick up in the months to come.

This year the rainfall figures have closely followed that of 2009/2010. If this is to continue then water conservation efforts will need to be stepped […]

Western Cape rainfall ~ April 2012

This years seems to be a year of only average rainfall, however many of the dams around Cape Town and much lower than previous years. With only two month of more than average rainfall over then past 7 months, Cape Town may face water insecurities should this trend continue.

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Dam levels around Cape Town sink lower

Theewaterskloof and Voelvlei dams are considerably lower, more than 11% and 16% respectively. […]

Western Cape rainfall, June 2011

Cape Town has experienced a week of summer like weather over the past 10 days. These 10 days of summer is bound to have an impact on the city’s water supply. […]

Water shortage in Cape Town since Jan van Riebeeck

Water shortages have been a problem for the country’s oldest city since Jan van Riebeeck arrived. […]

Dam levels for Cape Town, Start of June 2011

Dams supplying water to the City of Cape Town are at their lowest in 4 years. Even with higher than normal rain over May. […]