Many Capetonians are concerned about the condition of the local water supply to households and businesses, with some detecting an earthy flavour. The City of Cape Town has reassured that the water remains safe to drink and is compliant with SANS241 standards, however, the VOC took the concerns and raised[…]
Cape Town – The ANC in the Western Cape has urged residents with high water bills to come forward and join it in a litigation case against the City of Cape Town. “Our goal is to get more litigants to get relief. We plan on embarking on a door-to-door campaign[…]
Cape Town has double the water it had in 2018, after another small 1% drop in dam levels as of Monday 11 March 2019. The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation Xanthea Limberg has since announced a slight relaxation in Level 3 water restrictions. Residents[…]
The public has until 15 March 2019 to give their input on The City of Cape Town’s draft water strategy which aims to ensure greater water security over the next decade. The strategy was opened for public comments and recommendations on Sunday and details ways in which the city will[…]
Capetonians are using about 40 million litres less water a day than they are allowed to, even though the water crisis ended nearly five months ago. Experts say this could indicate a sea change in consumers’ understanding of the value of water. It could also be that the fear of[…]
Emergency water rations of 10 litres a day are being distributed to residents in high-lying areas of Beaufort West as the country’s oldest municipality struggles with three rounds of “water shedding” a day during a drought. “I wish you could see, there are so many clouds, but no rain,” said[…]
Following months of questions about the state of the City’s dams, the City of Cape Town has announced plans to lower water restrictions and tariffs from Level 6B to Level 5 come October 1 this year. In a statement released on Monday morning, deputy executive mayor Ian Neilson said the[…]
Cape Town’s dam levels rose to 50.3% on Tuesday as streams and rivers swollen with rain from the weekend’s intense cold front, flowed into the storage dams. There is now double the amount of water in the city’s supply dams than there was at this time last year, when the[…]
The panic that emerged after Day Zero was announced was instrumental in getting Capetonians to cut water consumption substantially – but a water-saving programme driven by fear is not sustainable. This is the view of Gina Ziervogel, an associate professor at UCT’s Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, one of[…]
The Zandvlei water area has been temporarily closed by the City of Cape Town as a precautionary measure, after concerns over the water quality following testing done at various points within the Zandvlei area. The test results showed high levels of faecal coliforms within the body, indicating a risk to[…]
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