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City of CT issues water restrictions for festive season

The city says they saw an alarming spike in water consumption last week with an average of 905 million litres being used per day.

Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has again warned Capetonians against wasting water to cool off this summer.

The city says they saw an alarming spike in water consumption last week with an average of 905 million litres being used per day.

This is significantly more than the municipality’s target of 800 million litres.

The city’s Simon Maytham says, “Residents are reminded that water and sanitation were raised on 1 December in accordance with restrictions and any further waste will have more serious impact on their pockets.

“We encourage residents to visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for water saving tips and more information.”

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)