Implementation of Level 3 Water Restrictions from 1 November 2016
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
MEDIA RELEASE - 18 OCTOBER 2016
City’s Mayco recommends implementation of Level 3 water restrictions - The City’s Mayoral Committee has recommended to Council that Level 3 water restrictions be implemented as of 1 November 2016.
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The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee today approved a recommendation to Council of Level 3 water restrictions from 1 November 2016, with corresponding tariff increases to follow from 1 December 2016. This is in line with the directive from the National Department of Water and Sanitation to reduce demand on the Western Cape Water Supply System by 20%. The report will now appear before Council on 26 October 2016 for final deliberation.
Key enhanced restrictions on Level 3 for residential users are as follows:
- Watering/irrigation (with drinking water from municipal supply) of gardens, lawns, flower beds and other plants, vegetable gardens, sports fields, parks and other open spaces is allowed only if using a bucket or watering container. No use of hosepipes or automatic sprinkler systems is allowed
- Cars and boats may only be washed with water from buckets
- Manual topping up of swimming pools is allowed only if pools are fitted with a pool cover. No automatic top-up systems are allowed
- No portable play pools are permitted to be used