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City of CT to act tough on residents who ignore water restrictions

As part of its plan, the municipality says it's looking to use a variety of technologies to explore alternative water sources.

Capetonians are getting creative when it comes to saving water. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – City of Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, is expected to announce major plans today that will boost the city's water supply.

As part of its plan, the municipality says it's looking to use a variety of technologies to explore alternative water sources.

In June the city issued a request for information and ideas that will enable it to establish several temporary water plants.

De Lille is today also set to reveal the alternative water sources the city will be tapping into over the short to medium term to avoid acute shortages.

Mayoral spokesperson Zara Nicholson said: “We thank many Capetonians who have employed numerous simple and innovative ways to save water. They have helped us to stretch our reserves and continue to make a great impact in terms of the overall water savings.

“But the time for asking people to reduce excessive consumption is over and we’ll now forcibly restrict those households who continue to contravene water restrictions.”

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