#WaterWatch

Mini mayor explains Cape's Level 3B water restrictions

Despite some rain, the dam level recovery rate may go beyond three years according to the National Department of Water and Sanitation.

Councillor Xanthea Limberg told Kieno Kammies that Western Cape's 6 major dams are sitting on 40.4% currently.

The largest dam being Theewaterskloof, sitting at 35%... so we need to continue to save water and implement tougher water saving measures.

Councillor Xanthea Limberg, mini mayor Cape Town City Council

New restrictions for potable water include no washing of vehicles, boats, and buses.

No use of hosepipes and only buckets and watering cans allowed.

Pools need to be covered throughout the day with covers.

See full list here

Limberg says they are receiving good ideas from the public regarding water saving and encourage alternative suggestions for water saving.

Listen to mini mayor, Councillor Xanthea Limberg on level 3B water restrictions below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Mini mayor explains Cape's Level 3B water restrictions


Read More
Joy as Cape Town finally gets some rain

Joy as Cape Town finally gets some rain

The city is in the grips of a drought, which has seen dam levels drop steadily over the past few months.

Cape Town implements Level 3B water restrictions #WaterWatch

Cape Town implements Level 3B water restrictions #WaterWatch

Cape Town City Council has raised the water restriction level. Read the full explanation here.

Are gyms doing enough to conserve water?

Are gyms doing enough to conserve water?

Here's what you have to say

More affordable solutions needed to save water

More affordable solutions needed to save water

Most water saving systems are expensive, CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Jason Mingo about alternative ways to save water.

Photographer captures Cape's dwindling dam levels with a drone

Photographer captures Cape's dwindling dam levels with a drone

The latest figures show dam levels at 36.8%, which means they could run almost empty by the time 2017 the winter rains come.

New Cape water restrictions in force as national government steps up

New Cape water restrictions in force as national government steps up

National government has approved new water restrictions in a bid to save 20% on usage.

Capetonians could face water shedding from as early as 1st Dec

Capetonians could face water shedding from as early as 1st Dec

The City of Cape Town says they may introduce a 20% water saving target as early as 1 December 2015, if approved by local council.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

Head of the Centre for Enteric Diseases at the NICD Dr Thomas says that Listeriosis is problematic because it isn’t notifiable.

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

This year we're going to hit a million downloads of free textbooks in SA - James van der Westhuizen, country manager for Bookboon.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Your money, and Steinhoff… Bruce Whitfield interviews Certified Financial Planner Peter Calitz.

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sygnia Group CEO Magda Wierzycka.

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the government plays a crucial role in the provision of affordable housing in the province.

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

Entrepreneur Max Lichaba built his own empire and is the CEO of Lichaba Creations and several other businesses. This is his story.