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City of CT makes progress with high water users

The city's dam levels currently stand at 26.4%, up 1% more from the previous week.

Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says it's making inroads in clamping down on high water users.

Since January, the City has managed to reduce the top 100 high user list each month by 80%.

The city's dam levels currently stand at 26.4%, up 1% more from the previous week.

But residents are still using too much water, more than a hundred million litres over the daily target of 500 million litres.

The city's Xanthea Limberg says that water guzzlers have been able to reduce their consumption because they have fixed leaks on their properties.

Stubborn high water users are now being targeted.

“Warning letters are currently being sent to exorbitant users. If they fail to act or to justify their high usage, water supply to their properties will be restricted.”

The city requires all water users to use less than 87 litres of water per person per day in total, irrespective of whether they are at home, work or elsewhere.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)