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City implements new tariffs to encourage 50L usage

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[…]

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City holds interfaith prayer for rain

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,[…]

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CT to spend R300m over 3 years to tackle drought

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[…]

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Drought: city ‘waiting on a miracle’

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.[…]

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VOC launches water saving campaign

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[…]

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City stands by water usage data

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[…]

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City reduces swimming pool hours to save water

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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