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WC govt urges households to invest in rainwater tanks

The Western Cape government has pleaded with residents to practice sustainability by harvesting rainwater where possible.

This comes after national government approved new water restrictions for parts of the province in a bid to save 20% on usage.

Regional Director of Water Affairs, Rashid Khan, explains that the current dam levels in the province threaten water security for coming seasons.

We're saying, let's use less and store more. We're encouraging people now to store rainwater and have tanks in their houses.

Rashid Khan, Regional Director of Water Affairs

Khans says that households should invest in rainwater tanks and continue to efficiently reuse and recycle as much as they can.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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