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Capetonians told ‘Don’t flush toilets unnecessarily’

Level 4 water restrictions will see the city take a much tougher stance on the use of municipal water.

City of Cape Town logo. Picture: @CityofCT/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has recommended Level 4 water restrictions that will ban all use of municipal water for outside and non-essential use.

These water restrictions will come into effect from the first of June if approved by City Council.

Cape Town's average dam level is currently at 21.2%.

Level 4 water restrictions will see the city take a much tougher stance on the use of municipal water.

Irrigation with municipal water, the refilling of swimming pools and washing of motor vehicles are prohibited.

The city's Xanthea Limberg has urged residents to cooperate.

“The intensified restrictions also specifically makes reference to a limit of water use for this purposes to a 100 litres per person per day. Don’t flush your toilets unnecessarily as 10 flushes will always be your entire water allocation for the day.”

She adds car wash businesses should apply for exemption from these restrictions.

Officials say a spot fine of up to R5,000 will be issued to transgressors, but add courts may impose heftier fines.

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