The Western Cape Government is worried about the ongoing drop in local dam levels.

The Cape continues to experience a significantly hot and dry season.

On average, dam levels have decreased by just under 2% to around 58% over the past week.

Dams supplying the city of Cape Town with drinking water are 67% full.

Concerns have been raised that a dry winter could leave the province in trouble.

Spokesperson for the department of Local Government, Wouter Kriel says residents need to be water-wise now.

“All Western Cape residents must help to conserve the water available in our dams as we continue to experience a hot and dry summer. Weather patterns are increasingly unpredictable, so we cannot assume there will be plentiful rain in the next winter season. The best strategy is to adopt a permanent water saving culture”.