Cape Town: Three households use more than 1 000 litres daily

Cape Town – While Cape Town has been urged to use below 87 litres per person daily, three households have been using more than a thousand litres a day.

This information was revealed on Sunday, by the Mayor of City of Cape Town Patricia de Lille.

“The water usage of these households over the past six months ranged between 19 000 and 48 000 litres per month. This means that, on average, the daily consumption of these households often exceeded 1 000 litres per day.”

De Lille also went on to say some of the Cape Town residents do not want to reduce their daily water usage. They also prevent the City’s staff from entering into their homes to install new water meters.

“At times, they have even become aggressive and law enforcement staff had to accompany officials to install the water meters. The City’s teams have visited these properties twice already. This is a waste of City resources and residents have no standing to prevent the City from accessing its infrastructure.”

The City staff was given a go ahead in July to install the meters so that residents cannot exceed the daily limit of water usage.

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