We’ve just been informed that the City of Cape Town has now implemented Level 3 water restrictions until further notice. What does this mean for us?
It means that now, more than ever, we need to re-assess our water usage in our homes and workplaces.
If you are wondering what level 3 actually means, here is a bit of background information as to what each level means:
- Level 1 (10% water savings): Normally in place
- Level 2 (20% water savings): Applicable when dam levels are lower than normal
- Level 3 (30% water savings): Applicable when dam levels are critically low
Level 3 is the strictest water savings restrictions we have in our City and we need to do everything we can to adhere to this, and to do our bit.
At EcoCore Plumbing we take this very seriously. We have been working with all our clients to suggest the best possible water-saving strategies. Here are some of them:
Look into installing a Grey Water system:
Grey water is generally safer to handle and easier to treat and reuse onsite for toilet flushing or gardens, provided the use of non-toxic soap and personal care products are not used. If you do use these products, you may not be able to irrigate your garden.
Find out more about potentially installing a Grey Water system here.
Fit water-saving devices to your water outlets
Keep your water pressure as low as possible on all your water outlets. This means installing low-flow taps and showerheads. Not only can you proudly say you are being eco-friendly, you are also saving water too!
EcoCore Plumbing offers a free water saving device with every call-out. Contact us to find out more.
Lastly, please take note of the following restrictions from the City of Cape Town as part of level 3 for residential customers:
- Washing (using potable water) of vehicles and boats only allowed if using a bucket.
- Customers are strongly advised to install water efficient parts, fittings and technologies to minimise water use at all taps, showerheads and other plumbing components.
- Manual topping up of swimming pools allowed only if fitted with a pool cover. No automatic top-up systems are allowed.
- The use of portable play pools is prohibited.
As you can see, our services will be coming in very handy for you as a residential or commercial customer. We service all areas in Cape Town and can advise you on the best possible methods to help you save water in this time of severe droughts and water restrictions.
You can trust us to make the best decision for you.
Further reading: Know your Water Regulations as provided by the City of Cape Town here.