The City of Cape Town has announced that it will be implementing even tougher Level 4B water restrictions. This is to further reduce the amount of water being used by residents.
City of Cape Town Mayco member Cllr Xanthea Limberg says they are in a process of finalising what Level 4B will entail.
She says Level 4B will look at further restricting potable water usage for essential purposes and will push for residents to further reduce the 100 litre per day threshold.
What level 4B entails will be clearly communicated so that residents can ensure compliance.— Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy
Under Level 4B the Level 4 fines will still be applicable— Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy
Limberg says those with high consumption could be fined up to R10 000 and repeat offenders could face jail time.
She says the recent rainfall has been lower than expected in what is commonly a wet season in the Western Cape.
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