#WaterWatch

CoCT amends water by-laws to hit landlords and plumbers hard

The City of Cape Town has approved a number of amendments to the water by-laws.

According to Mayco Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services Xanthea Limberg, the amendments include that new developments within the City must ensure water conservation and demand management systems as part of their planning applications. The City will have to approve these applications beforehand.

She says the City will play greater oversight on plumbers by allowing the City not only to remove plumbers from its register but institute legal action if they are found to have transgressed the water by-laws.

Read: First solar desalination plant to be built in the Western Cape

We are seeing multiple connections taking place between potable and non-potable water sources which places a massive health risk for the city.

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

Other amendments are that landlords must now keep record of consumption for each residential unit, particularly in a multi-tenant complex or block of flats, and if there's been contraventions of the current water restrictions, the landlord should inform the City so that we can take action.

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

The City urges residents to familiarise themselves with what is required of them in terms of the amendments to legislation.

To hear the rest of the interview with the City's Xanthea Limberg, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Local businessman sues CoCT for cutting water supply

Local businessman sues CoCT for cutting water supply

Alexander Penglides is challenging the City of Cape Town after it cut the water supply to his home.

Heavy rains and strong winds expected for the WC

Heavy rains and strong winds expected for the WC

The SA Weather Service is forecasting heavy rains and strong winds in the Western Cape this Thursday and Friday.

[WATCH] Close to R40 000 drinks bill settled!

[WATCH] Close to R40 000 drinks bill settled!

A video posted on social media left tongues wagging at the hefty party bill.

It’s insane that parents want to customise meals for kids says parenting expert

It’s insane that parents want to customise meals for kids says parenting expert

Creative parenting expert Nikki Bush chats about how parents can use food to help their children cope better in the classroom.

Smart Water Meter Challenge has saved over R6 million and 80 million litres

Smart Water Meter Challenge has saved over R6 million and 80 million litres

Stellenbosch lecturer Thinus Booysen who helped initiate and drive the smart water meter campaign gives the latest results.

First solar desalination plant to be built in the Western Cape

First solar desalination plant to be built in the Western Cape

The local arm of French company Turn Key Water Solutions has developed a solar desalination plant to be opened in October 2018.

'Fake cheese' on the menu? Wendy Knowler talks dairy product dupes

'Fake cheese' on the menu? Wendy Knowler talks dairy product dupes

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler says economic pressures on the dairy industry have driven costs up and affected production.

A silver lining to Cape Town's water woes

A silver lining to Cape Town's water woes

If Cape Town were to receive just average rainfall this winter we could enjoy a far less stressful summer.

How to keep safe this swimming season

How to keep safe this swimming season

The NSRI's Dr Cleeve Robertson suggests several precautions to take during this swimming season.

What a three-way Olympic swimming tie says about our strange measuring system

What a three-way Olympic swimming tie says about our strange measuring system

The metric system defines the world around us, but those definitions are not what you think they are.

Popular articles
News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

A News24 investigation has exposed how some of South Africa's biggest companies have been advertising on fake news websites.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.