City of CT: Too many water users not changing behaviour

The municipality says there are still too many Capetonians who are seemingly not bothered by the level 5 restrictions or higher water tariffs.

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CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says that its officials have installed 71 water management devices at the homes of water guzzlers.

One in two users are adhering to water restrictions.

The municipality’s collective water consumption is at 614 million litres of water per day, this is 114 million litres above the city’s target of 500 million litres per day.

However, the municipality says there are still too many Capetonians who are seemingly not bothered by the level 5 restrictions or higher water tariffs.

The city's Xanthea Limberg: "Our recently implemented level 5 restrictions also look at ways to force usage down amongst water users who are not changing their behaviour. This is especially important as we head towards what we are all expecting to be an incredibly difficult summer 2017/2018."

LISTEN: Level 5 water restrictions explained