Cape Town's drought has broken, and the city appears safe from Day Zero through 2019. But we are very far from being out of the woods regarding water...
Cape Town’s drought has changed most South Africans’ thinking around water usage and the future of the country’s water supplies. Government tariffs and self-regulation has meant a re-think in our relationship with water and how we go about using, saving and re-purposing this scarce resource.
Some Cape Town residents and businesses vow they’ve changed their water using habits for good.
Umbrellas are back in demand in the Western Cape where recent rains have seen average dam levels in the province rise to above 30% for the first time in months.
Several Water By-laws were amended by the the City of Cape Town in May, and locals have been asked to familiarise themselves with the new laws. The City says the changes were made to improve clarity for a more water-scarce future.
Kobus Pretorius is a man with the customer at heart. As the owner of the Engen False Bay 1 Stop, Kobus has just installed a water desalinationplant that converts borehole water into purified water.
The City of Cape Town has praised water users for further decreasing their usage resulting in a drop in consumption over the last week. The average water consumption for the previous week was 505 million-litres per day, which is 20-million litres per day down from the preceding week.