Reduce Water Consumption | 110% Green

This page provides information on:

Support Available to Businesses

There is a variety of free support available to businesses looking into reducing their water consumption.

Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT)

The water team within the Green Economy Programme in DEDAT offers a variety of business support.

For general water for the economy programme support including:

  • Industry engagements;
  • Links with municipalities and the Western Cape Government;
  • Licensing issues
  • Business related communications

For more information please contact

In response to business concerns around water security, a Western Cape Business Support FAQ has been developed to address some of the issues that have been raised. 

City of Cape Town

For businesses located within the City of Cape Town there is a plethora of information on how to use water efficiently and minimise wastage. The City Business Enquiry Service provides information on the City’s procedures and processes. Please contact

Use this poster to share what your business' water consumption is.

Alternative and recycled water sources for your business or organisation

The City of Cape Town's website has information on:

  • Commercial water restrictions
  • Alternatives/Recycled Water Sources 
    • Information on boreholes and wells
    • Treated effluent re-use
    • Re-using grey water
    • Collecting rain water

For all the details on applying and making use of an alternative water system click here. This includes if your business is able to make use of treated effluent for irrigation or industrial purposes to assist in conserving the supply of potable water. You can apply to use treated effluent directly with the City of Cape Town via 

If you are looking at making use of alternative water sources, the necessary information can be found here. As residents have frequently asked about the use of seawater as an alternative source in their home, the City of Cape Town has developed Guidelines for the Collection and Use of Sea Water for Household Purposes During the Cape Town Water Crisis. Information on Water Management Devices can be found here

The City also has a rebate available of up to 30% of the capital cost for large consumers investing in significant improvement on quality or zero generation of effluent. For more information email:

Please take note of the statement made by the Department of Water and Sanitation titled 'Water from private boreholes is not meant for sale'.

Raising Awareness on reducing water consumption 

There is no water restrictions in affect for City of Cape Town from 1 November 2020. Both residents and business are urged to use water wisely.

Click here for further City-related information.

Communication materials

To access communication materials from provincial and local government departments click here.