The Drakenstein Municipality, which is the largest municipality in the Western Cape outside of the City of Cape Town, has decided to reduce the restriction level down from level 6b to level 5. This means that residents of the Paarl, Wellington, Gouda, Saron, Hermon and Simondium areas will be restricted to 70 litres per person, per day.
Councillor Conrad Poole, who is the executive mayor for Drakenstein Municipality, has decided to adopt the new water restriction level which will be noted by the council of the Drakenstein municipality, when they next have their council meeting at the end of September.
The new water tariffs and restrictions will take effect from as of the 1st of October 2018.
“Together with our residents and businesses, Drakenstein Municipality welcomes these more lenient restrictions and tariffs. However, we urge our community to now be more responsible than ever with our precious resource. We’re not out of the red yet, and we need to conserve every drop so that we’ll have sufficient water supply this summer,” Executive Mayor Poole said in a press release yesterday.
Dam levels in the Western Cape are continuing the steady incline and it currently sits at 69.1% overall as stipulated by the latest City of Cape Town official figures. Speaking of which, as of the 1st of October, the following new Level 5 tariffs will apply for Drakenstein residents (excluding 15% VAT) :
• 0 – ≤ 6 kl – R7,17/kl
• 6 > to ≤ 10 kl – R14,60/kl
• 10 > to ≤15 kl – R20,87/kl
• 15 > to ≤30 kl – R87,12/kl
• 30 > to ≤50 kl – R125,45/kl
• 50 > to ≤80 kl – R273,97/kl
• Above 80kl – R400,85/kl
For more on this, follow the link to the official government website press release: