CT residents urged to reduce drinkable water usage

A blanket ban on watering gardens & filling swimming pools might be put in place if residents don't reduce their water usage.

Picture: Clare Matthes/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town says more severe water restrictions might have to be implemented unless there is a significant reduction in water usage.

The Cape’s dam levels are currently sitting at just over 44%.

A blanket ban on watering gardens and filling swimming pools might be put in place unless residents reduce their drinkable water usage.

City of Cape Town Media Officer Simon Maytham says an average of 859 million litres of water have been used per day between 2 and 8 January.

“It’s essential that residents share and raise awareness and that any contraventions are reported.”

The City’s target is to keep water usage under 800 million litres per day.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)