Cape Town’s Water Restrictions have been relaxed

Level 3 “recovery” restrictions are in place, effective 1 December 2018. Cape Town is situated in a water-scarce region and weather patterns remain uncertain so residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to continue working together to help change the way in which we use our water.

Excerpts from Mayor Plato’s announcement on 29 November 2018:

‘I want to thank all the residents, officials, and visitors to Cape Town who played their part in helping us get through one of the worst droughts this city has ever seen. While the drought is not yet over, we have seen that there is room to bring some relief to our residents over the festive season. We will still need to be water-wise though, as we do not know what the next rainy season holds.

We are no longer in a period of extreme scarcity, but it does not mean that we should forego some of the great water-wise ways that we have made a part of our daily lives – and for which we have become world famous. We are situated in a water-scarce region and the water-wise efforts and ways to diversify and augment our water supply should and will continue.’

What do Level 3 Water Restrictions mean?

  • A daily water usage limit of 105 litres per person per day.
  • Municipal drinking-quality water may be used according to the City’s Guidelines.
  • Pools can be filled and Gardens can be watered (with restrictions).

Level 3 Water Restrictions Guidelines: (click here)

Please keep supporting water wise initiatives:

  • Keep evaporation covers on pools when not in use.
  • Take a short shower.
  • Only flush when really necessary.
  • Don’t leave the tap running while brushing your teeth.
  • Wait for a full load before running the dishwasher or washing machine
  • Don’t wash dishes under a running tap, run a sink.
  • Keep evaporation covers on pools when not in use.

Have a wonderful holiday in Cape Town.

Thank you for your support. Every drop counts!

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