While the City of Cape Town has suggested that it’s time to reduce some water restrictions. The national Department of Water and Sanitation has told everyone to stop rushing into things. Officials say a lot more rain is still needed before people can relax.
Cape Town water restrictions: Will they ever end?
According to the department, the decision to consider relaxing water restrictions will only be taken when the rainy season is over, or once the dam levels reach a minimum of 85%.
The department spoke out on Wednesday after earlier comments made by City of Cape Town Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson. Neilson had said that he believed that current restrictions could soon be reduced.
The final decision with water restrictions sits with national government.
Department spokesperson Sputnik Ratau spoke to the Cape Times about when a revision in restrictions would take place.
“The continued monitoring of the rainfall and dam levels mig