Day Zero is currently set for April 2018. Our collective action now can help push it out until the rainy season.
It is every Capetonian’s responsibility to use as little water as possible per day across all activities e.g. at home, work, school, gym, prayers or other. Unless we all radically reduce our water use, we have just over 10 weeks of water left before we queue for water.
Level 6B water restrictions will be in effect from 1 February, with the following impact:
- Residents to use 50 litres per person per day; across home, work, school or elsewhere.
- Commercial properties need to reduce usage by 45% compared with the corresponding period in 2015 (pre-drought)
- Agricultural users need to reduce usage by 60% compared with the corresponding period in 2015 (pre-drought)
- New tariff for commercial and industrial consumers is expected to move to R40 per kilolitre (excl VAT). See City’s website or media for updates.
Further information available on the City of Cape Town website at www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater
INVITE: Cape Town Drought Crisis Breakfast Session
The SAPOA Western Cape Regional Council brings you a breakfast presentation on the drought crisis and commercial property sector participation. 1 February 2018, The River Club Conference Centre
RESOURCES TO HELP AVOID DAY ZERO
- Day Zero Dashboard indicating when the taps will be turned off, based on current water consumption (updated weekly).
- City of Cape Town Water Dashboard showing dam levels and water usage (updated weekly)
- Water Saving Resource Pack for awareness materials (e.g. posters and guides) for downloading or collection.
- List of water-saving and alternative water technologies and services on Western Cape Government’s 100% Green website. Note the legal disclaimer, as this is not an endorsement.
- Summary Guidelines for Alternative Water Installations, and apply here to install and use such systems.
- GreenCape has a drought business support service and runs regular workshops.
- WWF’s #WATERSHEDWEDNESDAY campaign with toolkit
COMMENT ON WATER-RELATED POLICY
Draft Water Amendment By-law comment period extended until 31 January 2018
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Many thanks and wishes for the best possible 2018
The Forum team