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De Lille visits high-water users as dam levels sit at 25%

Mayor Patricia de Lille joined the city’s water inspectorate to install water management devices at homes with high water consumption in Pinelands and Thornton.

FILE: Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille visiting homes with high water consumption in Pinelands and Thornton on 3 December 2017. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has paid a visit to high-water users in the drought-hit metro.

De Lille joined the city’s water inspectorate to install water management devices at homes with high water consumption in Pinelands and Thornton.

The City of Cape Town’s collective dam levels are currently at a useable 25%.

De Lille says implementing these stringent water-saving measures will hopefully help to avoid a situation where taps run dry.

“I’ve come personally to explain to the owners, allow us to please to put in the meter that will restrict their flow to 350 litres of water per day.”

A Pinelands resident, who uses an average of 18000 litres per month, says he’s been trying to save water.

“We try everything we can to keep it down. We’ve got two buckets in the shower for every shower to use it in the toilet. buying bottled water every week, which is very expensive.”

Since August this year, officials have been installing water management devices to restrict water flow to homes with excessive usage.

The city has also implemented other measures to source water including desalination and groundwater exploration.