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How is Cape Town coping with their worst drought

Cape Town drought

This question has been asked by many travelers wishing to visit Cape Town. Fortunately we find ourselves with a reduced water level restriction of level 3 implemented by the Cape Town City council, thanks to the efforts of its citizens. Whether or not the extensive advertising of these restrictions in the light of a day zero was a good thing or not we thankfully find ourselves at a 69% overall dam level on the 6th of December 2018 for the Western Cape, which was about half of that last year this time.

What we clearly can gain out of this experience is, we should have been doing something about our water situation a long time ago, none the less for the time being, visitors please come back! We have water that will keep you hydrated, clean, and hygienic – just bare in mind their has been a mindset shift to conserve and use alternatives to water where possible.

We certainly enjoyed the Winter rain and a week of rain in December and this has brought welcome relief to a City that has done well to restrict their usage over a short period of time.

Summary of Level 3 water restrictions include:

An increase in the personal water use limit from 70 to 105 litres per person per day.
A resetting of the overall city water usage target from 500 million to 650 million litres per day.
Removal of Level 5 restriction measures applicable to residential properties using more than 10 500 litres per month.
A lowering of tariffs to Level 3 tariffs.

Join us on our “sweet Waters and Incarceration Tour” or any other other Cape Town City day tour we provide, and learn how this resource played a role in shaping the landscape of this region, while visiting significant landmarks of this wonderful City. For more information visit our Tours page.

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