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City discourages Capetonians from using boreholes to water their gardens

According to CoCT Mayco member for Utilities, Cllr Xanthea Limberg, the current dam levels are standing at 29.7% and consumption is at 578 million litres per day.

Limberg advises Capetonians to be mindful of how they use water from boreholes and for residents to adhere to Level 6 water restrictions.

Also read: Borehole water is not for sale

The City is anticipating that Day Zero will be on 22 April 2018 when all the taps will be shut.

The Level 6 water restrictions does state very clearly that we do discourage the use of borehole and well-point water for irrigation and filling up pools. You can re-purpose the water for flushing toilets.

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

Spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation, Sputnik Ratau says the department has had a meeting with AgriSA to find out what should be done with the current situation in the Western Cape.

We had to work together with AgriSA to find out what needs to be done together with the farming community considering that it is a very valuable sector in terms of the economy of this country.

Sputnik Ratau, Spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation

We need to enhance the capacity of monitoring and enforcement unit in the Western Cape.

Sputnik Ratau, Spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation

Ratau emphasised the issue of behavioral change in the Western Cape as the dam level continue to drop.

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