Earlier on Thursday, Cape Town Mayor, Patricia De Lille made it clear that the City cannot on its own bring down the collective water usage to under 500 million litres per day.
In attempts to enforce stringent water-saving measures, the City is now taking more decisive action. Repeat water guzzling offenders will have devices installed at their homes and businesses to restrict their water use.
Zara Nicholson, Spokesperson for the City of Cape Town Mayor joins Africa Melane to explain how this is going to work.
Nicholson says the devices will be installed on all properties where the warnings have not been heeded and where households cannot justify their high water usage.
Those found to be exceeding the allocated amount of water will have the water management device installed with their water meter.
Where we are seeing people with very green gardens and pools that are being filled, the directive is to restrict them to an allocated amount of water per day.— Zara Nicholson, Spokesperson for the City of Cape Town Mayor
Once you get close to the end you will begin seeing a trickle from the tap.— Zara Nicholson, Spokesperson for the City of Cape Town Mayor
We all need to take stresses Nicholson. She adds that it is unacceptable that people are still taking showers that are longer than two minutes.
The devices will be installed in the next few weeks.
Listen to full interview in the audio below: