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CT mayoral committee calls for tougher water restrictions

The move to intensify water restrictions comes as a result of diminishing dam levels, and consistent water use above the daily usage targets.

FILE: Water runs from a tap. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town's mayoral committee has recommended council implement tougher water restrictions.

The committee will make the recommendations at the full sitting of council next week.

If approved, level 3B water restrictions will come into effect on 1 February.

The city says a move to intensify water restrictions comes as a result of diminishing dam levels, and consistent water use above the daily usage targets.

The municipality has revealed its reservoirs are at 42.5% full, but could drop to 20% in the next few months.

It says more emphasis will be placed on education and awareness about preserving water, in the coming weeks.

This will be done through increased door-to-door visits and the issuing of more fines where applicable.

The city is also requesting religious leaders to pray for rainfall.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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