Cape Town relaxes water restrictions to level 3
The City of Cape Town has announced that residents will be able to consume more water as of 1 December.
The City will ease water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3.
This means that Capetonians can use 105 litres a day, up from the previous 70 litres a day.
This decision follows on from the National Department of Water and Sanitation’s latest water assessment.
Water tariffs in the Mother City will also be lowered as a result of this move.
IMAGE: Water tariff changes as illustrated by the City of Cape Town website.
Level 3 water restrictions were last enforced in Cape Town two years ago.
In October this year, the City dropped restrictions from Level 6B to Level 5, after dams reached almost 75% capacity.
Capetonians have been encouraged to continue with a water-wise approach while the city recovers from the drought.
Click here to read more about Level 3 restrictions and what they mean.
Here's what the big changes are from level 5 to level 3.
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