Capetonians are waking up to the reality of water restrictions as authorities take drastic measures to cut consumption.
“Due to the critical nature of available water supply‚ all water users across the metro must expect water rationing which could lead to water supply disruptions‚” the city warned as it officially rolled out water rationing on Monday.
Residents living in elevated areas or tall buildings could be hit the hardest. Cape Town is divided into various water pressure zones, where the flow is managed manually or remotely, manipulating pressure valves in the network.
“If an area is using water above the daily limitation‚ pressure will be reduced to the required level to force consumption down. When consumers reduce consumption‚ pressure is restored‚” said the city.
The city has issued a series of guidelines for the residents to cope with the water restrictions:
In the video below you can see what a restricted amount of water looks like!