Be water wise, dams low

2015-12-03 06:00

Cape Town’s mayoral committee said on Tuesday it had approved the stepping up of water restrictions to level two.

In a statement the city said the item will now go before council for deliberation on December 10.

The city’s dam levels are approximately 15% lower than the norm for this time of year.

The restriction will also have financial implications with the city saying that if customers reduce their consumption by 10%, their bill should remain at a similar rand value. However, if restrictions were upped, using the same amount of water would cost more.

The city has said that indigent customers’ free allocation will not be affected, nor will the first free 6kl a month for all residents.

Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg said, however, the city was still relatively more stable than other provinces.

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