The Cape Town government says it has various plans to repair and replace critical water infrastructure to help contain the water.
Authorities are seeking support from residents of the Western Cape to save as much water as possible as the province has recorded below-average rainfall for this year’s rainy season.
The level of collective dams in the province is currently 63.6% compared to 76.6% a year ago.
Zahid Badrudien, a member of the mayor’s water and sanitation committee, says they are addressing the issue.
“We’re looking at it because we’ve had zero day after a period of drought where we’ve embarked on significant pipe replacement programs where we need to replace or repair pipes, but also look at our water meters to make sure our water meters aren’t leaking.” , – said Badrudien.
He added that in the future, additional zones will be introduced in the city where unexpected leaks can be controlled.
Western Cape authorities urged residents use water sparingly because the province has recorded below average rainfall so far.