General News, South Africa

Cape Town tightens ‘Water restrictions’ for winter

The City of Cape Town have issued water shortage warning for this winter at the Africa Utility Conference held in Cape Town this week.

Cape Town Municipality is going to increase water restrictions from next month as Dam levels are running low.

Many people will be affected by the shortage and some business will suffer because water is the only source bringing money in.

Andries Venter who owns a dry cleaning 4U’s company, says they realize the importance of saving water but fear the growth of the business will be impacted if the situation persists.

Venter’s business, which employs 30 people, runs outlets in Okovango Crossing, Durbanville and Plattekloof

Business have to re-apply for an exemption if Level 4 restrictions are adopted and come into effect next month.

“They will have to re-apply for an exemption if Level 4 restrictions are adopted and come into effect next month”, says Venter.

“I’m very concerned… not just for my business but if we have less than 10% of water in the dams, water will start to be muddy, as I understand, and then we’ll grapple with the quality of the water.”

The City is going to arrange regulations with different businesses to try and minimize the effect.

 

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