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City of CT considers lowering water pressure in attempt to reduce usage

With dam levels at 24.5%, officials say the city only has around 129 days of useable water left.

Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says it will consider lowering water pressure in a last ditch attempt to reduce usage.

With dam levels at 24,5%, officials say the city only has around 129 days of useable water left.

Water guzzlers will be named and shamed from this week.

This is just one measure City bosses have resorted to.

The City's Zara Nicholson adds regular enforcement operations will continue.

“Consumption patterns and dam levels will determine how the pressure deduction programme will be rolled out further. The City will communicate timeously about any decision in this regard.”

The latest actual consumption was 801 million litres of collective use per day.

This was 101 million litres above the latest lowered water consumption target of 700 million litres per day, the City said in a statement.

With the city being a water-scarce region, officials have urged residents to continue using the resource sparingly.

Level 3b water restrictions, which limit the use of potable water for non-essential purposes, remain in place.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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