Cape Town to face water restrictions from 1 January

The restrictions are set to save twenty percent of the city’s daily water usage.

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CAPE TOWN - The city has announced level two water restrictions will be implemented from the first of January 2016.

The restrictions are set to save twenty percent of the city's daily water usage.

The public will only be able to wash vehicles with hosepipes fitted with an automatic self-closing device.

People who use alternative resources will also be expected to adhere to these restrictions.

The city's Ernest Sonnenberg says that when using alternative water sources for watering gardens, people are encouraged to do so only before 9am and after 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Users must display clearly that they are using non-potable water and be registered with the city

For full details of the restrictions, click here.