10 key changes that kick in when water restrictions drop from Level 5 to Level 3
The City of Cape Town is dropping water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 as of Saturday, 1 December.
This means that Capetonians can use 105 litres a day, up from the previous 70 litres a day
Water tariffs in the Mother City will also be lowered as a result of this move.
- Overall city water usage target increased from 500 million to 650 million litres per day.
- Personal water use limit increased from 70 to 105 litres per person per day.
- Removal of percentage reduction restrictions for commercial, industrial and other non-residential water users. All customers must adhere to the Water By-law at all times and are strongly encouraged to use water responsibly.
- Removal of Level 5 restriction measures applicable to residential properties using more than 10 500 litres per month. All residents are strongly encouraged to use water responsibly.
- Watering with municipal drinking water using a bucket or watering can is allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays before 09:00 or after 18:00 for a maximum of one hour per day per property.
- Topping up or filling of swimming pools with municipal drinking water is allowed subject to 1) the pool being covered with a non-permeable solid pool cover when not in use and 2) the recovery of backwash water and the use of rainwater for pool topping up where practically possible.
- Vehicles, trailers, caravans and boats may be washed with municipal drinking water using a bucket.
- Commercial car washes may use municipal drinking water subject to industry best practice water conservation norms and the recycling of at least 50% of water used.
- Spray parks may operate subject to their strict management to minimise water use.
- Tariffs lowered to Level 3 water and sanitation tariffs.
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