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You can buy inflatable pools, but can't use them 'til water restrictions cleared

The City of Cape Town has cautioned residents that they should wait until water restrictions are lifted before using inflatable pools and other plastic devices which need to be filled with municipal tap water.

Level 3 water restrictions were implemented on 1 November.

Level 3 water restrictions comes with a total ban on the use of hosepipes and sprinklers to water gardens or wash vehicles.

The City explained that it does not have the authority to prevent the sale of plastic pools, as seen at many retail outlets this summer season.

Officials have encouraged Capetonians to report other locals who are contravening the water restrictions.

Report and contact the City of Cape Town here:

Call centre on 0860 103 089
E-mail to water.restrictions@capetown.gov.za

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