The City of Cape Town’s collective water consumption for the past week rose by 24 million litres to 634 million litres per day.
Dams that supply Cape Town have declined by 1,4% over the past week to 54,6% of storage capacity.
The City remains within the target of 650 million litres per day and reminds residents that we need to exercise caution and continue with water-wise behavior if this is to remain the case. At this point, even small changes in current use can push us over our allocation.
Residents are reminded that Level 3 water restrictions are in place which includes the following, among others:
- Daily usage of 105 litres per person per day in total irrespective of whether you are at home, work or elsewhere
- Washing of vehicles, trailers, caravans, and boats with municipal drinking water is only allowed if using a bucket. Washing with non-drinking water or cleaning with waterless products or dry steam-cleaning processes is strongly encouraged
- You are encouraged to flush toilets with greywater, rainwater or other non-drinking water
- Commercial car wash industries must comply with industry best practice norms regarding water usage per car washed and recycle or reuse a minimum of 50% of water used
- No watering/irrigation with municipal drinking water within 48 hours of rainfall that provides adequate saturation
- Washing vehicles, trailers, caravans, and boats with municipal drinking water is only allowed if using a bucket. Washing with non-drinking water or cleaning with waterless products or dry steam-cleaning processes is strongly encouraged
- Watering/irrigation with municipal drinking water allowed only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays before 09:00 or after 18:00 for a maximum of one hour per property and only if using a bucket or watering can. No use of hosepipes or any sprinkler systems allowed
- Borehole/wellpoint water must be used efficiently to avoid wastage and evaporation. Borehole/wellpoint water users are strongly encouraged to follow the same watering times as applicable to municipal drinking water use detailed above
visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for all water-related information and Frequently Asked Questions.