03 Feb 2017
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Mayco Member for Water and Watse Services, Xanthea Limberg, says the Western Cape is experiencing low dam levels due to the severe drought.

She says it is therefore necessary for residents to shift to alternative water sources.

Limberg is recommending that borehole users should also adhere to the stringent water restrictions that will come into effect on Wednesday.

“The uptake of boreholes and well-points is very useful in taking pressure off our dams at a time when they are reaching dangerously low levels, however it is important that we utilise it responsibly. Although the National Government is the custodian of water resources and is responsible for regulating and restricting use directly from the resource, the City will be lobbying them to more tightly regulate this resource as more and more residents elect to explore groundwater extraction for domestic use.”


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