|Cape Town’s overall dam levels are at the lowest level seen in recent years and the continuing drought crisis means that everyone needs to cut their water usage even further.
We urgently request that you:
- only use municipal drinking water for drinking, cooking and essential washing
- limit your usage to 100 litres per person per day
As of 1 February 2017, the City of Cape Town applied Level 3B water restrictions to help conserve the critically low municipal drinking water supply. Make sure that you are adhering to Level 3B water restrictions, looking for and fixing any water leaks on your property and saving water in your home.
The City’s Mayoral Committee has recommended that Council adopt more stringent Level 4 water restrictions. If approved, the new restrictions will come into effect on
1 June 2017.
The proposed Level 4 restrictions include:
- No irrigation with municipal drinking water allowed at all
- No washing of vehicles, trailers, caravans or boats with municipal drinking water allowed – use only non-potable water or waterless products
- No topping up or filling of residential swimming pools permitted, either manually or automatically
- Irrigation from boreholes or alternative water sources within 7 days of rainfall discouraged
- All exemptions granted under Level 2 or Level 3 restrictions are revoked, and only certain re-application will be allowed
- Higher water tariffs
Don’t wait for the new restrictions to come into effect – save water now! #thinkwater
Help us save water: report water issues (e.g. burst pipes or faulty meters) and restriction offences: