Useful links and Information
For convenience the city has set up a City Business Enquiry Service that will provide information on the City’s procedures and processes. If you need any assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tiers of government are actively responding to the drought crisis through restrictions, reducing their own consumption, awareness raising and augmenting water supply, amongst other interventions. For the latest updates please refer below:
- City of Cape Town’s drought updates – updated weekly.
- Western Cape Government drought page, including restrictions by municipality.
- The Western Cape’s #WaterWiseTourism page for tourists and other international visitors.
Level 6b water restrictions came into effect from 1 February, with the following impact:
- Residents to use 50 litres per day; across home, work, school or elsewhere.
- Commercial properties need to reduce usage by 45% compared with the corresponding period in 2015 (pre-drought).
- Agricultural users need to reduce usage by 60% compared with the corresponding period in 2015 (pre-drought).
Full level 6b water restrictions guidelines, including new guidelines for borehole and well-point use.
The new water and sanitation tariff structures that came into effect on 1 February 2018.
New National Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) guidelines for groundwater use.
RESOURCES TO HELP AVOID DAY ZERO
Cape Town Responsible Tourism How-to-Guide – ideas from other tourism businesses
Invest Cape Town – updates on business innovation, resources and FAQs
Day Zero Dashboard – indicates date from when we may have to start queueing for water. Updated every Monday.
City of Cape Town Water Dashboard showing dam levels and water usage. Updated every Monday
City Dam Levels Model – The Dam Levels Model is a macro-enabled spreadsheet which contains simplified dam level data so that you can stay informed about current water levels. Updated weekly.
Water Saving Toolkits – water and drought-related materials e.g. posters and guides
How to save water in your business or organisation – including a building water usage poster and guide.
Summary Guidelines for Alternative Water Installations, and apply here to install and use such systems.
Safe Use of Greywater booklet – how to use greywater safely at home or work.
All drought-related information at www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater
Subscribe to Day Zero and drought-related information at www.capetown.gov.za/subscribe
PARTNER SITES AND RESOURCES
110% Green Western Cape for additional resources e.g. suppliers of water saving technologies and services. Please note that this is not an endorsement of these suppliers and/or services.
SA Tourism has FAQs, posters, pictures and videos that you can use for your tourism business in their Asset Library
Drought crisis meeting for facilities managers
The City of Cape Town and SA Facilities Management Association (SAFMA) with support from Old Mutual, GreenCape and Western Cape Government recently hosted an interactive drought crisis meeting for facilities managers. Read more here.
Alternative water workshop for plumbers
An alternative water workshop for plumbers was held on 20 March 2018. The event provided plumbers and alternative installers an update on the drought crisis and an opportunity to engage in detail on the practical implementation of alternative water system installations, including regulation and legislated requirements and technical aspects. Download the presentation here.