Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > OD Office News > Rain in the Western Cape!

Rain in the Western Cape!

Welcome rain and snow has graced the Western Cape this past weekend

Rain and snow in the Western Cape
Rain and snow in the Western Cape
The OD Office would like to acknowledge and thank all those who had the drought-ridden Western Cape in their thoughts and prayers.
This past weekend brought relief in heavy rains, and snow on the mountains. According to  the Government website,, dam levels in the Western Cape have now crept to over the 41% mark. This in in contrast to the 23% of last year. The people of the Western Cape owns a big debt of gratitude to the agricultural community, who's willingness to reduce water usage by 60% saved the province from running out of water in a  Day Zero senario.
Despite the favourable weather, Level 6B water restrictions still apply in the province. This means, amongst other restrictions, that residents are restricted to a daily limit of 50 litres of water or less per person whether at home, work, school, or elsewhere.
Please see some pictures of how Bishops deals with the water crisis under 'Photos', and scroll to "The Bishops Trust - Capital Projects".

Photo gallery

To view this photo gallery

Similar stories

Most read

Updated: Greg Swiel (1976G) obituary

Greg Swiel (1976G) passed away on Wednesday, 12 February in Cape Town. More...

OD to OD Benefits - Part 1

It has been a turbulent 2020, with many industries negatively affected. ODs are continuing their generosity to fellow ODs during uncertain times. Here… More...

Have your say

This website is powered by