Tougher water restrictions a possibility in Cape Town
The City of Cape Town could soon step up existing restrictions as dam levels continue to plummet.
CAPE TOWN – Tougher water restrictions could be on the cards for Cape Town.
The City of Cape Town is considering beefing up existing restrictions from next month as dam levels continue to plummet.
The City's Xanthea Limberg says efforts to raise awareness about preserving water will be intensified in the coming weeks.
“We are appealing to all people to work with us to ensure a sustainable water supply.”
If level three water restrictions are adopted by council next week, watering of gardens, parks and other open spaces will only be allowed on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
This will also only be authorised to take place before 9am or after 6pm for a maximum of one hour per day, per property.
No hosepipes or sprinklers will be allowed, while the washing of cars or boats using drinking water will also be prohibited.
The City has also appealed to religious leaders to pray for rainfall.
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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)