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Level 5 water restrictions in full swing

The City of Cape Town over the weekend implemented level five water restrictions in a bid to bring water consumption to below 500 million litres per day.

Over the past week, water consumption across the city stood at 599 million litres per day, according to Mayco member Xanthea Limberg.

Level five water restrictions require all commercial water users reduce their consumption by 20% with immediate effect, the councillor says.

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All commercial water users within the city have to immediately illustrate 20% savings by the end of September

Xanthea Limberg, Cape Town Mayco member

On the domestic consumer side, we are immediately putting a cap on consumption. Every single household is not to use more that 20 kilolitres per month, which will be monitored through our meter and municipal billing.

Xanthea Limberg, Cape Town Mayco member

Failure to adhere to level 5 restrictions will result in fines issued, which will be between R5,000 and R10,000.

Xanthea Limberg, Cape Town Mayco member

All users in the city, whether domestic or commercial, are urged to continue using water sparingly.

Engagement with the chief magistrate continues to ensure jail time for repeat offenders.

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


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