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CT residents urged to familiarise themselves with level 3B water restrictions

The City of CT has vowed to ramp-up water saving efforts by issuing warning letters to the highest domestic water users.

Staff at Townhouse Hotel using excess shower water for gardening. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN – High water users in the City of Cape Town consume between 50,000 and 300,000 litres per month.

Residents have been urged to familiarise themselves with level 3B water restrictions that took effect on 1 February.

This after dam levels dropped to around 27% on average.

The municipality has vowed to ramp-up water saving efforts by issuing warning letters to the highest domestic water users.

Water guzzlers in the commercial and government sectors will also be cornered.

The City’s Xanthea Limberg says the metropolis water consumption is eight million litres above the target.

“Those who will not reduce their consumption voluntarily as so many of our law abiding residents have done, we’ll increasingly be forced to reduce consumption through a range of initiatives, such as water management devices.”

Limberg has reiterated calls on residents and industry to cut back on water usage.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)