Dam levels up but water restrictions remain
By Megan Hartogh
Towards the end of 2005, Cape Town residents had water restrictions, which were imposed on them throughout the year, lightened. This was due to the increased amount of water storage and dam levels. According to a Water Affairs official however, restrictions are still in place as dam levels are not as high as in previous years. For this reason, the City of Cape Town has urged all residents to adhere to the restrictions, as they are not as strict as they were. The current water restrictions include the following: Do not water the garden between 10 a.m and 5 p.m, and make sure that all hose-pipes being used to wash motor vehicles, boats and caravans are fitted with self-closing device.