CT water guzzlers warned to reduce consumption

The much-feared day zero has been moved closer to 29 April.

The City of Cape Town's Water Inspectorate install a water saving device at a property in Cape Town on 3 December 2017. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Less than half a million households in Cape Town are using less than 87 litres of water per person per day.

The much-feared day zero has been moved closer to 29 April. From that day, Capetonians will have to queue to collect the precious resource at community water points, under tight security.

The City of Cape Town's Zara Nicholson warns that serial water guzzlers had better change their ways.

"We are obviously continuing our campaign and going after delinquent users who are refusing to reduce their consumption and despite the many warnings and pleas and the great effort from Team Cape Town to save water, we are still installing water management devices."

Level 6 water restrictions will more than likely be implemented next month.