Cape Town eases water restrictions



CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town is easing water restrictions from next month and tariffs are also being slashed. 

The move comes as dam levels are near 70-percent, following good winter rainfall. 

A crippling drought forced the city to take drastic action. 

It imposed level 6B water restrictions in February, meaning residents were limited to 50 litres of water each, per day but the situation has improved significantly since then. 

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The city’s dams are now 68-percent full.



That is compared to 38-percent at the start of winter last year. 

As a result, water restrictions are being eased. 

From October, residents' rations will be increased to 70 litres per person per day. 

Tariffs will also drop by between 26 and 70-percent per kilolitre. 

The city said relaxing the restrictions is aimed at improving economic activity and bringing relief to households and businesses. 

Capetonians have been hailed for saving water and they’re being urged to keep doing so.