Capetonians brace for level 6 water restrictions

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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 on May 20, 2018.

Level six water restrictions will be implemented from January 1.

Collective consumption remains more than 1 million litres above the target of 500 million litres per day.

Mayor Patricia de Lille says the percentage of households using less than their allowed 87 litres per day increased from 36% last week to 40% this week.

On the level six water restrictions she says, “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. Its still the 87 litres of water per person a day, but the monthly usage must be restricted below the 10 500 litres.”

She says the process is still subject to exemption granted by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.