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CoCT amends water by-laws to hit landlords and plumbers hard

The City of Cape Town has approved a number of amendments to the water by-laws.

According to Mayco Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services Xanthea Limberg, the amendments include that new developments within the City must ensure water conservation and demand management systems as part of their planning applications. The City will have to approve these applications beforehand.

She says the City will play greater oversight on plumbers by allowing the City not only to remove plumbers from its register but institute legal action if they are found to have transgressed the water by-laws.

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We are seeing multiple connections taking place between potable and non-potable water sources which places a massive health risk for the city.

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

Other amendments are that landlords must now keep record of consumption for each residential unit, particularly in a multi-tenant complex or block of flats, and if there's been contraventions of the current water restrictions, the landlord should inform the City so that we can take action.

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

The City urges residents to familiarise themselves with what is required of them in terms of the amendments to legislation.

To hear the rest of the interview with the City's Xanthea Limberg, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : CoCT amends water by-laws to hit landlords and plumbers hard


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