CAPE TOWN, It will be an even more challenging new year ahead for residents of Cape Town and its surrounding areas as the City authorities have just announced that Level 6 water restrictions will be implemented from New Year's Day.
Although increasingly stiffer levels of restrictions have been applied as Western cape Province continues to suffer through a drought which has dragged on for two years, the City of Cape Town says not enough residents are saving water.
It says even more stringent water restrictions are imminent to delay Day Zero, which still remains as May 20, 2018.
Level 6 water restrictions will be implemented from Jan 1 because collective consumption remains at more than one million litres above the target of 500 million litres per day.
Mayor Patricia de Lille said Thursday that the percentage of households using less than their allowed 87 litres per day has risen from 36 percent last week to 40 percent this week.
Referring to the Level 6 water restrictions, she aid: Level 6 will come in January and what that means is that every household must restrict their water usage to 10,500 litres of water per month. It's still the 87 litres of water per person a day, but the monthly usage must be restricted to below the 10,500 litres.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK