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Take a look and listen to the range of articles below covering all aspects of the water shortage and ways you can help...

The Cape is in the midst of a severe water shortage.

The average water level for dams across the Western Cape has fallen to below 35%.

The new savings target is 700 million litres of collective use per day.

Find out all about what can be done to alleviate the crisis and what you can do to help.

This feature contains a collection of articles that provide useful information, hints and tips.

It's a good idea to read your water meter every day.

Report water abuse

Tips to use less water...

Reduce the amount of water in your cistern - add a brick or bottle filled with water.

Remember to turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.

Use military showers - a method of showering that allows for significant conservation of water and energy by turning off the flow of water in the middle part of your shower while soaping up.

Install a pool cover.

Collect and settle backwash water.

Use washing machine and dishwasher only when fully loaded and check dishwasher and washing machine for eco mode

Shower instead of bathing...find out why it's a great idea!

Install a flow-reducing shower-head

Install a wellpoint or borehole (all wellpoints and boreholes must be registered)

Insulate water pipes and check for leaks

Install aerators on your taps

Mulch plants - retains moisture and protects them from the heat

Tips to re-use water...

Collect water from the shower as it warms up, and save in a bucket.

Collect grey water from showers, baths and washing machines, and use grey water to fill toilet cisterns. Collect rinse water from the washing machine and use for the first wash in next load.

Use grey water to water plants

Add a small container to your sink to collect rinse water from fruit and vegetable and install water harvesting on drainpipes to collect rain water.

Here is the full list of Cape water restrictions

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Growthpoint Properties reduces water consumption #WaterWatch

Growthpoint Properties reduces water consumption #WaterWatch

Big business is using grey water systems to save water and reduce costs.

Even I use a bucket when taking a shower - Helen Zille

Even I use a bucket when taking a shower - Helen Zille

The water challenge in the WC was discussed in the State of the Province Address. Premier Zille encouraged residents to save water

Govt explains why it’s not considering dredging of dams to increase storage

Govt explains why it’s not considering dredging of dams to increase storage

Is it viable to dredge the Cape’s dams – while levels are low – to increase their storage capacity?

De Lille to name and shame water guzzlers #WaterWatch

De Lille to name and shame water guzzlers #WaterWatch

Over 20 000 people using over 50 000 l/month have been identified and admission of guilt fines will be made public on Monday.

Eek! Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille goes door-to-door to scold water-wasters

Eek! Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille goes door-to-door to scold water-wasters

Water wasters, beware! The Cape Town Mayor has had enough of you. And she’ll tell you in your face…

Dam levels drop to 36, 2% this past week and water use increases  #Waterwatch

Dam levels drop to 36, 2% this past week and water use increases #Waterwatch

From 13th of February 2017, dam levels have dropped to 36, 2%, which is 1, 2% down from a week ago. Listen to the latest update.

 Steenberg saves water to make wine #WaterWatch

Steenberg saves water to make wine #WaterWatch

Steenberg Wine Estate invests in innovative technology to monitor water usage.

Capetalker complains building contractor using potable water

Capetalker complains building contractor using potable water

City's Xanthea Limberg explains why Strata Civils granted permission to use potable water to compact ground before laying cement.

V&A Waterfront sucks it up and uses sea water to keep cool #WaterWatch

V&A Waterfront sucks it up and uses sea water to keep cool #WaterWatch

Find out how this iconic tourist attraction the V&A Waterfront is using sea water in its air conditioning system.