1 January 2018 saw Level 6 water restrictions take effect in Cape Town. Mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services and energy, Councillor Xanthea Limberg says that level six water restrictions have more of an effect on businesses.
Limberg says that the business or commercial sector have to reduce their water consumption by 45% to comply with Level 6 restrictions. She adds that households who use excessive water will also be targeted.
The key difference in respect to Level 6 verses Level 5 is that for businesses or commercial, industrial users, there is a 45 % savings that they need to now obtain.— Councillor Xanthea Limberg
The city will be targeting households who are consuming more than 10,500 litres of water per month.— Councillor Xanthea Limberg
Limberg says that if you have more than four occupants in your household, you can declare this online in a form, so that you will not get unfairly punished.
Another key area of Level six water restrictions include the internals use of borehole water.
Limberg says it is strongly discouraged to use borehole and well water for external use such as watering gardens or filling pools.
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