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CoCT plan to lift water restrictions, move to lowest tariff starting from 1 November

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The city mentioned that council had already approved the tariff in terms of the city’s 2020/21 budget


On Tuesday, Cape Town’s mayoral committee was in support of a decision to lift water restrictions and to switch to the lowest tariff, starting from 1 November.

The municipality said that the decision was dependent on thee vital considerations:

  • the National Department of Water and Sanitation’s lifting of its restrictions applicable to the Western Cape water supply system.
  • projections that indicate dams are unlikely to drop below 50% by next winter.
  • anticipated water usage this summer.

The city mentioned that council had already approved the tariff in terms of the city’s 2020/21 budget.

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato:

This lowest tariff will offer residents some financial relief while ensuring that we can still provide reliable water services and invest in new water sources. Tariffs are set to cover the cost of providing water and sanitation.”

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