Water meter readings

From the City of Cape Town: Your home or business is connected to the City’s water network through a water meter, which usually sits in a small chamber under the pavement outside your property. We read your water meter once a month to calculate your monthly water and sewerage use. How the City reads your water meter The meter is read by a different person each month. We ta...
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Water Saving a Worthwhile Investment in Cape Town Property

"Water saving features such as storage tanks, water efficiency devices, and boreholes in particular are unsurprisingly proving to be major selling features in Cape Town South, as property buyers are looking at the water problem as a long-term issue", says Andre de Villiers, veteran Southern Suburbs real estate agent and owner of the Cape Town South group of four Chas Everitt of...
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Day Zero now likely to happen – NEW EMERGENCY MEASURES

From the City of Cape Town. 18 JANUARY 2018 STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR PATRICIA DE LILLE In summary: Day Zero is now likely 60% of Capetonians won’t save water and we must now force them Punitive tariff to force high users to reduce demand 50 litres per person per day for the next 150 days Drought Charge likely to be scrapped by Council We ...
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Cape Town Water Crisis: What you’ll have to pay in ‘water tax’

Source: The South African Date: 2017-12-05 It is all but confirmed that from February next year, Cape Town will be introducing a “water tax” or a water levy or a water surcharge. Call it whatever you will. The purpose of the charge is to raise more capital for long-term drought solutions. But it’s also a bit of a Catch22. Since the City is generating less income from w...
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Removal of alien vegetation at Wemmershoek Dam will help City save water and stretch supply

From: City of Cape Town Date: 15 November 2017 Today I visited the Wemmershoek Dam to view the progress made on removing alien vegetation in the catchment area. Alien vegetation around the dam and in the catchment areas uses a huge amount of water and clearing this vegetation will assist the city to conserve water that would have otherwise been used by these trees. ...
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Wind, hot weather leads to decline in dam levels

From: City of Cape Town  - 13 November 2017 Dam storage levels are at 36.8%, with useable water at 26.8%. Collective water usage is 582 million litres, therefore 82 million litres above the required level of 500 million litres per day. Our dam levels have declined by 1% over the past week. This could be attributed to the high winds and hot weather which contributed to eva...
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Save Water – Stop Eating Meat!

To make a burger, first, you need 2498 litres of water ...   Our severe drought in the Western Cape has made a lot of us more aware of our 'water footprint', the amount of fresh water we use plus the amount used for the goods and services we consume every day.   The obvious contributors to our water footprint are washing, cooking and bathing. But the bigge...
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Notice of immediate implementation of water rationing across Cape Town

31 October 2017 The City of Cape Town has activated water rationing to forcibly lower water usage in line with water restrictions across the metro as phase 1 of its critical water shortages disaster plan. Water usage remains dangerously high above required levels. Rationing will lead to intermittent supply, likely during peak water consumption hours in the mornings and...
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Mayor De Lille visits desalination plant site at V&A Waterfront

Today I visited the site of one of the City of Cape Town’s modular land-based desalination plants. The plant will produce 2 million litres of water per day and this water will be fed into the City’s water distribution network by February 2018. Last week I made a commitment to communicate directly with all Capetonians about the City’s work to secure alternative water sources....
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