City of Cape Town further tightens water restrictions

With low winter rainfall, Cape Town city bosses have gone into overdrive to curb excessive water use across the Peninsula.

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CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has bolstered its municipal water savings initiatives.

Level five water restrictions have been implemented with immediate effect. The aim is to drop the City’s collective water use to below 500 million litres per day.

Last week, consumption stood at nearly 600 million litres of collective water use per day.

With low winter rainfall, Cape Town city bosses have gone into overdrive to curb excessive water use across the Peninsula.

Sharp focus will be placed on household water guzzlers who will be slapped with hefty fines.

Mayoral spokesperson, Zara Nicholson, says that residents now have to limit their individual domestic property water usage to below 20 kilolitres per month.

“The city has made considerable strides with regard to lowering water pressure over the last three months which has contributed to reducing overall consumption of municipal water.

“There’s, however, room for further measures to reduce water pressure and this will commence immediately.”

Capetonians are also advised to keep an emergency store of between 2 to 5 litres of water as pressure reduction, in high lying areas may result in supply interruptions.