The City of Cape Town has confirmed that proposals are in place to implement level 4 water restrictions by June 1st.

So what exactly does a level 4 restriction entail?

As stated by Xanthea Limberg, Mayco member for informal settlements, waste and water services, it means that the external use of water will be completely banned, the service of potable and drinking water in this regard will be greatly reduced by the City’s intervention.

In terms of water usage, it is not yet clear as to what will be classified as ‘external’ but communication will be provided by the City over the next few weeks for clarity sake. At the time of writing, dam levels have dropped to 12.3% with a modest amount of 5mm rain predicted for Thursday.

We could do with a miracle.


Source CapeTalk
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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When Justin's not covering a story, he can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and is currently learning herbalism.