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CT deputy mayor foresees further relaxing of water restrictions come November

1 October 2018 5:53 PM
Tags:
Water restrictions
Cape Town
Water crisis
Ian Nielson

Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson predicts that the National Water and Sanitation Dept will go lower than Level 5 restrictions this summer.

Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson says water restrictions in Cape Town could be relaxed even further over the summer.

Level 5 water restrictions have now kicked in in the Mother City following the City of Cape Town's announcement last month.

Neilson says the National Department of Water and Sanitation will review the water restrictions at the end of October.

The likely move comes in light of the dam levels which currently stand at 75%.

Read: Cape dams hit 75% as level 5 water restrictions come into effect

The department is going to wait until the new hydrological year which starts on the 1st of November and then make their determination.

Ian Neilson, Deputy Mayor for the City of Cape Town

We anticipate that the restrictions that they set will be far lower than what we are proposing now.

Ian Neilson, Deputy Mayor for the City of Cape Town

We anticipate being able to lower restrictions even further once that determination is made.

Ian Neilson, Deputy Mayor for the City of Cape Town

I don't believe we are going to have a problem because there is adequate water in the dams right now.

Ian Neilson, Deputy Mayor for the City of Cape Town

Listen to the discussion on The John Maytham Show:


1 October 2018 5:53 PM
Tags:
Water restrictions
Cape Town
Water crisis
Ian Nielson

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