The latest water map report reading by the City shows that the number of green dot properties decreased in July 2018, meaning that most residents are still committed to saving water, but some have started to use more.
A total of 397 184 households achieved green dot status in July compared to the 400 538 in June – a total of 3 354 homes increased their water usage last month.
All households were using less than 10,5kl per month.
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The map is marked as follows:
– Dark green dot: household using less than 6 000 litres per month
– Light green dot: household using between 6 000 and 10 500 litres per month
– Grey dot with small dark green centre: estimated water meter reading of less than 6 000 litres per month
– Grey dot with small light green centre: estimated water meter reading of less than 10 500 litres per month
– Solid grey dot: excluded property (including sectional title property or group housing / undeveloped property / water use is zero / no available information for the property / estimated water meter reading of more than 10 500 litres per month)
“Off the back of these latest results, the City again extends thanks to the majority of residents who have made sacrifices for the good of the City as a whole. We applaud every one of you who has resisted the temptation to relax your efforts even during these cold, wet conditions we are experiencing. Data reflects however that the majority of our residents understand that continued water conservation, even after substantial rainfall, is necessary to provide a buffer in case drought conditions return in the coming years,” said Mayco member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, Xanthea Limberg.
“Given that the water situation has improved since where we were a year ago, with dams slowly but steadily recovering, and the sustained evidence of reduced water consumption, the City has proposed to the National Department of Water and Sanitation that the water restriction levels for urban users should be slightly relaxed from 45% to 40%. A decision in this regard should be made by the end of this week. This proposal by the City would be in the interest of providing some degree of financial relief to residents,” said Limberg.