South Africa is enduring its worst drought in 23 years and as such, our water supply is under heavy strain.
Water Affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane appealed to South Africans to work with the government in fighting drought.
Ernest Sonnenberg, MayCo member for the City of Cape Town's Utility Services said the municipality would introduce a 20% water saving target as early as 1 December 2015.
This will effectively mean that we will have to introduce water restrictions.— Ernest Sonnenberg, Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services
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The call for a 20% target comes following a proposal from the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) to increase their water saving.
Though the crisis may not be as severe this year, the water restrictions will ensure that Cape Town residents have sufficient water supply for next season.
Rand Water (who supplies drinking water to Joburg and its surrounds) announced last week that water restrictions would begin.