Water Restrictions in Cape Town Downgraded

Dr. Alan Jansen Resident Director


September 25, 2018

Good news for all Capetonians! The water supply crisis in Cape Town has improved significantly and the restrictions on water usage have been relaxed, giving great relief to households, businesses and of course our students.

Here is an announcement from University of Cape Town about the water restrictions downgrade.

The city has relaxed current water restrictions from level 6B to Level 5. This means that the usage limit will increase to 70ℓ per person per day and tariffs will be reduced by 26.6% - 70% per kilolitre of water, depending on your usage and tariff category.

After suffering from the worst drought in recent history, Cape Town's dams are nearing 70% of storage capacity – a significant improvement from the 38% capacity recorded at the end of the previous winter.