According to Mayco member for Water and Waste Services, Xanthea Limberg, Cape Town dam levels are currently at 26.3%, which is critically low.
She says it is concerning given that fact that we are at the beginning of a summer period and still expecting more hotter days throughout the season.
At 13.5 % the City will be shutting off the taps, says Limberg.
The business district will still be online but pressure will be immersively reduced within the entire system... we have to do this to ensure we lower consumption.— Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy
Limberg says businesses need to ensure that they lower their consumption by 45% for Level 6B water restrictions. She says this will ensure that employees don't use their place of work as water collection points.
If we move to Day Zero, we will also impose further restrictions on commercial users and make sure they adhere to those.— Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy
The City of Cape Town has committed to give daily updates and communicate their plans to residents with regards to Day Zero and dam levels.
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