Several Western Cape dams have seen significant increases in levels over the past week.

Thanks to the recent storms which hit the province, dam levels are currently standing at an average of 67.8%.

That’s a huge increase of 12.8% points from the previous week.

Meanwhile, the dams supplying the City of Cape Town with drinking water have increased to 89.2%.

Spokesperson for the department of Local Government, James-Brent Styan, says they hope to see more rain.

“The past week has seen large volumes of water flowing towards provincial dams.  Large dams like the Clanwilliam dam has increased from 23.6% to 74% in one week.  But we need to continue to use water sparingly despite the fuller dams”.