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Revised Water Restrictions for Cape Town - Effective as of 01 January 2005

29 December 2004
CITY OF CAPE TOWN REVISED LEVEL 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS

Notice to all users of municipal potable (drinking) water: Revised level two restrictions shall apply from 1 January 2005.

Notice is hereby given in terms of: “MUNICIPALITY OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN: WATER SERVICES BY-LAW TO LIMIT OR RESTRICT THE USE OF WATER” published in the Provincial Gazette No. 5994 on 28 March 2003, that, with effect from 1 January 2005 and until further notice, certain revised restrictions, subject to the exemptions provided for, shall apply within the boundaries of the City of Cape Town. These revised restrictions are required to achieve the 20% target savings as required by the Department of Water Affairs. The current tariffs for water and sanitation remain in place.

Any person who contravenes the provisions of this final notice will be guilty of an offence and be liable to payment of a fine not exceeding ten thousand rand or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to such imprisonment without the option of a fine or to both such fine and such imprisonment. Contraventions should be reported to the 24 hour number 086 010 3054.

Revised Restrictions (targeting 20% saving)

  1. The use of potable water connected directly or indirectly to, or derived from, Council potable water mains for the purpose of watering gardens, lawns, parks and public open spaces is restricted to the following:

  • The use of drip irrigation systems (excluding sprinklers, sprayers and pop-ups) for up to 20 minutes on Mondays for even street numbered properties (or properties without street numbers) and
  • The use of drip irrigation systems (excluding sprinklers, sprayers and pop-ups) for up to 20 minutes on Tuesdays for uneven street numbered properties
  • OR

  • The use of a single hand-held hose with a control nozzle for up to 30 minutes on Mondays for even street numbered properties (or properties without street numbers) and
  • The use of a single hand-held hose with a control nozzle for up to 30 minutes on Tuesdays for uneven street numbered properties
  • OR

  • The use of buckets or watering-cans for up to one hour on Mondays and Thursdays.


  • The use of potable water connected directly or indirectly to, or derived from, Council potable water mains for the purpose of watering gardens, lawns, parks and public open spaces is prohibited between 10:00 and 18:00.


  • The use of hosepipes connected directly or indirectly to Council potable water mains for the purpose of washing or rinsing motor vehicles, motor cycles or motor boats, movable or immovable structures, paths, pavements and paved areas (regardless of the nature of the material used for paving such areas), is prohibited.


  • All automatic-flushing urinals shall be turned off in all buildings during times when such buildings are normally vacated by the public and/or staff other than cleaning staff. Attention is also drawn to Provincial Gazette Extraordinary Number 5014 (1996), which prohibits the installation of automatic flushing urinal cisterns in new buildings.


  • The restrictions referred to in paragraphs 1 and 3 only, shall not apply for the purpose of watering plants in nurseries that are conducted for gain, nurseries owned by the Council or State, collections maintained for research purposes, dune rehabilitation projects, cricket pitches, bowling greens, golf greens, croquet lawns, artificial turf fields and major sports stadia.


  • The restrictions referred to in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 only, shall not apply:
    • for the washing of certain paved areas at abattoirs, premises used for the processing of foods and to car valet services;
    • where special exemptions have been granted in writing by the City of Cape Town;
    • where other sources of non-potable water are used and a notice indicating the source is erected in a position clearly visible from a public thoroughfare.


  • The restrictions referred to above shall not apply where special exemptions have been granted in writing by the City of Cape Town. Special exemptions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Exemptions that applied to the original Level 2 restrictions remain in force until further notice.
  • Applications for exemptions must be directed in writing to one of the following offices:

    District Office

    Street Address

    Postal Address

    Fax (021)

    Bellville / Delft /

    Durbanville

    1 st Floor,
    PX Building,
    Modderdam Road,
    Bellville South

    Water Restrictions Exemptions
    City of Cape Town,
    Private Bag X26,
    Bellville 7535

    918 2569

    Blaauwberg

    Royal Ascot Offices,
    Racecourse Road,
    Milnerton

    Water Restrictions Exemptions
    City of Cape Town,
    PO Box 35,
    Milnerton 7435

    550 1024

    Cape Town

    20th Floor,
    Civic Centre,
    12 Hertzog Boulevard,
    Cape Town

    Water Restrictions Exemptions
    City of Cape Town,
    PO Box 1694,
    Cape Town 8000

    419 9667

    Goodwood/ Parow

    Cnr Tallent & Voortrekker Roads, Parow

    Water Restrictions Exemptions City of Cape Town,
    PO Box 11,
    Parow 7499

    938 8457

    Helderberg

    Cnr Victoria & Andries Pretorius Streets,
    Somerset West

    Water Restrictions Exemptions
    City of Cape Town,
    PO Box 19,
    Somerset West 7139

    850 4400

    Khayelitsha

    Stocks & Stocks,
    Ntlazana Road,
    Ilitha Park,
    Khayelitsha

    Water Restrictions Exemptions
    City of Cape Town,
    Private Bag X93,
    Bellville 7535

    360 1255

    Oostenberg

    Brighton Road,
    Kraaifontein

    Water Restrictions Exemptions
    City of Cape Town,
    PO Box 25,
    Kraaifontein 7570

    980 6117

    South Peninsula

    Waterworks Depot
    Kendal Road,
    Constantia

    Water Restrictions Exemptions
    City of Cape Town,
    Private Bag X5,
    Plumstead 7800

    712 0757

    Copies of this notice will be displayed at the undermentioned Municipal Offices on weekdays between 08:30 and 16:30

    Area

    Address

    Cape Town

    Reception Desk, Concourse, Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town

    South Peninsula

    Municipal Offices, Cnr Main and Victoria Road, Plumstead

    Subcouncil 1

    Municipal Offices, Race Course Road, Milnerton

    Subcouncil 2

    Next to Kraaifontein Civic Centre, Brighton Way, Kraaifontein

    Subcouncil 3

    Municipal Offices, Oxford Street, Durbanville

    Subcouncil 4

    1 st Floor, cnr Voortrekker & Tallent Roads, Parow

    Subcouncil 5

    Goodwood Municipal Building, Voortrekker Road, Goodwood

    Subcouncil 6

    Cnr Voortrekker & Carinus Streets, Kuils River

    Subcouncil 7

    Milton Road Library, Cnr Fynbos and Melkbos Roads, Eersterivier

    Subcouncil 8

    Cnr Fagan Street & Main Road, Strand

    Subcouncil 9

    D Block Stocks & Stocks Complex, Ntlakohlaza Street, Town 2, Village 1, Khayelitsha

    Subcouncil 10

    Site B, Khayelitsha, Shopping Centre, Khayelitsha

    Subcouncil 11

    Fezeka Building, Cnr NY1 and Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu

    Subcouncil 12

    Parks & Bathing Building, Merrydale Avenue, Lentegeur

    Subcouncil 13

    Fezeka Building, Cnr NY1 and Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu

    Subcouncil 14

    Fezeka Building, Cnr NY1 and Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu

    Subcouncil 15

    Pinelands Training Centre, St Stephens Road, Central Square, Pinelands

    Subcouncil 16

    11 th Floor, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town

    Subcouncil 17

    Athlone Civic Centre, Cnr Protea and Klipfontein Roads, Athlone

    Subcouncil 18

    3 Ottery Road, Ottery

    Subcouncil 19

    Fish Hoek Civic Centre, Central Circle, Recreation Road, Fish Hoek

    Subcouncil 20

    Alphen Centre, Constantia Main Road, Constantia

    Mr Mike Marsden
    Acting City Manager

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