Water restrictions and the accompanying tariffs will be lowered from level 6B to level 5 in the City of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Drakenstein municipalities on Monday. This means residents can now use 70 litres of water per person per day. The use of municipal drinking water for gardens, the[…]
Cape Town’s strict Level 6B water restrictions will remain in place, at least until the end of August, and will not be relaxed to a less severe level, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Friday. Regional head of the Department of Water and Sanitation Rashid Khan said, after[…]
The Department of Water and Sanitation is expected to hold a high-level meeting on Friday to assess whether the severe water restrictions in Cape Town and surrounding areas can be relaxed. Regional head of the department Rashid Khan said on Thursday that there had been requests from users of the[…]
The City of Cape Town has warned residents of increased water tariffs. Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson says the increased tariffs are “absolutely necessary” in order to ensure that the household demand is reduced. This as Level 6 drought measures is enforced. Neilson says the City does not profit[…]
MJC president Shaykh Irafaan Abrahams and Maulana Abdul Khaliq Allie made dua at today’s interfaith prayer for rain on Table Mountain. The event was organised by the City of Cape Town and representatives from various churches, the Western Cape Christian Ministers’ Association, the Western Cape Traditional Leaders and Cultural Council,[…]
City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says the city plans to spend R315m in the next three financial years to deal with the ongoing drought in the region. This came after Western Cape Premier Helen Zille declared the Western Cape a disaster area last week to accelerate the[…]
Amidst what is labelled as the worst drought in Cape Town in 100 years, a city official told delegates at the African Utility Week conference there was no way they could reasonably have anticipated the severity of this drought. Cape Town residents are now bracing themselves for level 4 restrictions.[…]
In recent months the shortage of water has reached an alarming low, leaving the City of Cape Town to implement level 3B water restrictions. The City has issued a plea to residents in the province to cut down on water consumption as there is about 120 days of useable water[…]
By Thakira Desai In a city of approximately 3.8 million residents, the City of Cape Town this week came under fire after releasing a list of the top one hundred highest consumers of water within the metro, which placed three Cape Flats roads in the top three sports. Social media[…]
A move which comes into effect on Monday 13 February will see all but six of the City’s 35 public swimming pools close during the week until the end of summer as part of the City’s water-saving measures. Due to the current Level 3b water restrictions implemented in the City of[…]
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