Level 5 water restrictions have now kicked in in the Mother City following the City of Cape Town's announcement last month.
Cape dams have also reached 75% capacity. (Read the latest report here)
The city is asking residents to use no more than 70 litres per person per day, up from the previous 50-litre limit.
Water tariffs have also been reduced as a result as a result of the relaxation.
Tariff cuts of between 26.6% and 70% per kiloliter, depending on residents’ consumption, will also come into effect.
Business owner, fruit farmer and water warrior Tom Brown says that the decision to ease water restrictions was a sensible move.
I think the situation passed out of danger when the [dam] levels reached about 65%.— Tom Brown, founder and farmer at Cape Water and Dams report
I think the panic has passed and it's time to move forward on a slightly more normal basis.— Tom Brown, founder and farmer at Cape Water and Dams report
I think augmentation is very important for the future, but the city is able to move forward on a more cautious and balanced basis.— Tom Brown, founder and farmer at Cape Water and Dams report
Listen to the discussion on the water situation in Cape Town:
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