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Council to implement water restrictions<span style="line-height:1.6;">​Council has approved the step up to Level 2 water restrictions in Cape Town, which will be implemented from 1 January 2016.</span><div><span style="line-height:1.6;"><br></span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;">As we are situated in a water-scarce region, the City imposes Level 1 restrictions (10% water savings) at all times. Because the City’s dam levels are approximately 15% lower than the norm for this time of year, it was proposed that the City implement Level 2 restrictions (20% savings) to preserve the long-term sustainability of the resource.</span></div><div><span style="line-height:20.8px;"><br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;"></span><div><p>Customers should note that they will be charged according to a tariff designed to be revenue-neutral. In other words, if the customer reduces their consumption by 10%, their bill should remain at a similar rand value. Please note that indigent customers’ free allocation will not be affected, nor will the free allocation of the first 6 kl a month for all residents be affected.</p><p>For example, if a resident normally uses 24 Kl of water every month at a cost of R294,62, and they reduce consumption by 10%, they will continue to receive a bill for a similar amount. However, 24 kl will cost them R344,75.</p><p>For an average domestic customer, the differences in price are as follows:</p><table class="ms-rteTable-6" cellspacing="0" style="width:80%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderFirstCol-6" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:184px;">​Steps</th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-6" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​Unit</th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-6" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​Level 1</th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-6" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​Level 2</th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-6" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:184px;">Step 1​ (0 < 6 kl)</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">per kl</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6">​R0</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​R0</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-6" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:184px;">​Step 2 (> 6 < 10,5 kl)</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​per kl</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6">​R11,07</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​R11,66</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-6" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:184px;">​Step 3 (> 10,5 < 20 kl)</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​per kl</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6">​R15,87</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​R18,24</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-6" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:184px;">​Step 4 (> 20 < 35 kl)</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​per kl</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6">​R23,51</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​R29,75</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-6" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:184px;">​Step 5 (> 35 < 50 kl)</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​per kl</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6">​R29,03</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​R45,04</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-6" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:184px;">​Step 6 (> 50 kl)</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​per kl</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6">​R38,30</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">​R85,09​​</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p>If a customer is on the Domestic cluster tariff (flats/complexes supplied by a single meter), the Commercial tariff, the Backyarder tariff, the Industrial tariff, or any of the other specialised tariffs, this table shows how the change applies.​ The City thanks residents for their cooperation.<br></p></div></div>2015-12-31T22:00:00ZGP0|#e3c03ac1-845c-4119-815d-e796340463ba;L0|#0e3c03ac1-845c-4119-815d-e796340463ba|Community news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#1596e104-b1e8-47f6-9db5-263896676e0a;L0|#01596e104-b1e8-47f6-9db5-263896676e0a|subcouncil;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#8f0aed5b-4ba7-472c-92c5-c1c5bc737567;L0|#08f0aed5b-4ba7-472c-92c5-c1c5bc737567|water restrictions;GP0|#352cb5da-6a34-4bf4-959d-14dc8987a2b4;L0|#0352cb5da-6a34-4bf4-959d-14dc8987a2b4|water and sanitation1

 

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