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

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

Cape dams have also reached 75% capacity. (Read the latest report here)

Read: Plan to ease CT water restrictions sends right tourism message, says scientist

The city is asking residents to use no more than 70 litres per person per day, up from the previous 50-litre limit.

Water tariffs have also been reduced as a result as a result of the relaxation.

Tariff cuts of between 26.6% and 70% per kiloliter, depending on residents’ consumption, will also come into effect.

Also read: Easing water restrictions will put CT back on the investor map, says Wesgro CEO

Business owner, fruit farmer and water warrior Tom Brown says that the decision to ease water restrictions was a sensible move.

I think the situation passed out of danger when the [dam] levels reached about 65%.

Tom Brown, founder and farmer at Cape Water and Dams report

I think the panic has passed and it's time to move forward on a slightly more normal basis.

Tom Brown, founder and farmer at Cape Water and Dams report

I think augmentation is very important for the future, but the city is able to move forward on a more cautious and balanced basis.

Tom Brown, founder and farmer at Cape Water and Dams report

Listen to the discussion on the water situation in Cape Town:


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