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Water usage reaches record low – let’s see how low we can go

Day Zero, the day we may have to queue for water, has moved out to 4 June 2018 due to the continued decline in agricultural usage, and also as a result of Capetonians reducing their water usage in cooperation with the City of Cape Town’s efforts to bring down consumption. Team Cape Town, we are getting there. […]

Halve your water usage to avoid Day Zero

Due to our water-saving efforts and declining water use from the agricultural sector, Day Zero has been moved out to 11 May 2018. However, the only way we can push it out further is if we all keep up the momentum and “live the 50 litre life” and drop commercial water use by 45%, as per […]

Activation of Disaster Operations Centre

On Monday 29 January, the City of Cape Town will be activating the Disaster Operations Centre (DOC) to execute the City’s Water Disaster Plan, which will take effect in the event of Day Zero. Executive Director: Safety and Security, Richard Bosman will be permanently seconded as Incident Commander to the DOC. While the City is focusing all its efforts on […]

Drought crisis warning: Use water only for drinking, washing and cooking

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COMMUNICATION SERVES AS A CRITICAL WARNING TO ALL WATER USERS IN CAPE TOWN Dam levels are now at 21,2% (storage levels), which is 0,8% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 11,2%. The latest consumption has jumped up again […]

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