No drought levy for Cape Town

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File: Municipalities and water boards owe around R10.7-billion.

File: Municipalities and water boards owe around R10.7-billion.

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File: Municipalities and water boards owe around R10.7-billion.

File: Municipalities and water boards owe around R10.7-billion.

CAPE TOWN - Capetonians won’t have to deal with the controversial drought levy.

The City of Cape Town has voted against the proposal, after a massive public outcry.

READ: Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town&39;s mayor is unfair

Instead, the city will punish those who fail to save water.

The Western Cape is experiencing its worst drought in a hundred years.

The city’s introduced even tougher restrictions starting in February.

Residents will be limited to 50 litres of water per person per day.