City Of Cape Town Urges Cautious Water Usage

Rand Water maintenance gets underway

Cape Town residents have been urged by the municipality to watch their water usage.

The City of Cape Town says it’s concerned about the consumption of water that has gone up while the dam levels are dropping.

“Dams that supply Cape Town have declined by 1.6% over the past week to 57.4% of storage capacity,” the City said in a statement.

“While we remain within our allocated allowance of 650 million litres per day, we need to exercise caution and continue with water-wise behaviour,” the City stated.

People are advised to do the following:

– Each person should not use more than 105 litres of water a day; 

– People should use a bucket if washing vehicles with drinking water;

– Toilets must be flushed with grey water, rain water or other non-drinking water;

– Commercial car washes must recycle or reuse a minimum of 50% of water used;

– Residents must not water or irrigate with municipal drinking water within 48 hours of rain;

– Residents must water and irrigate with municipal drinking water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays before 09:00 or after 18:00 for one hour maximum, using a watering can;