Level 4b water restrictions will come into effect on 1 July 2017 in response to the ongoing drought that has resulted in critically low dam levels. The associated Level 4 tariffs and the annual tariff increases will also come into effect on 1 July 2017.
In order to help preserve our water resources, we need to continue saving water and we urge you to keep your combined home, work, and other water use to less than 87 litres per person, per day in accordance with the new restriction targets which have just been approved. Hefty fines and/or prison sentences apply for contraventions.
The City will be installing water management devices at unjustifiably high consumption properties if excessive consumption does not stop immediately. Letters will be sent to high users to warn them of the installation of these devices should their consumption not drop immediately. This is in terms of a directive issued by the Director: Water and Sanitation in terms of the Water By-law, clause 36 (1) (a) and (b).
Please ensure you make saving water a way of life and comply with Level 4b water restrictions by: • Checking and fixing all leaks on your property • Using alternative water sources where possible • Using municipal drinking water only for essential washing, cooking and drinking purposes Please note that water supplied by the City remains safe to drink and is tested in accordance with the most rigorous safety standards. For more information on how to make every drop count, visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater