City names and shames top 100 water wasters

The City of Cape Town has named the areas where the top 100 water wasters are and have again called on residents to save water.

Several of the heavy water users live on the Atlantic Seaboard.

Mayor Patricia de Lille said: “At the current draw-down rate, and with dam levels at an effective 23 percent, we could be looking at approximately 121 days of useable water left. We may not have control over the weather, but we do have control over our use of potable water for non-essential purposes. Our actions can change the scenario.”

The City says that regular enforcement operations remain in place. The City said they would only publish the identities of residents or commercial properties once they had paid a fine or once they had appeared in court in connection with their transgression of Level 3B restrictions.

According to the City, the average household uses about 20 000 litres of water a month. This would be less than 1 000 litres a day. High users are using much more, with some over 50 000 litres a month.

Some of the top 100 users with the highest monthly water usage are located in: Vesperdene Road, Green Point – 409 000 litres; Main Road, Green Point – 398 000 litres; De Wet Road, Fresnaye – 386 000 litres; Beta Road, Camps Bay/Bakoven – 342 000 litres; Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay/Bakoven – 337 000 litres; Hof Street, Gardens – 322 000 litres; Deauville Avenue, Fresnaye – 310 000 litres; Kloof Nek Road, Gardens – 294 000 litres; Ingleside Road, Camps Bay/Bakoven – 284 000 litres; Glen Avenue, Gardens – 230 000 litres;Head Road, Fresnaye – 216 000 litres; Glen Crescent, Oranjezicht – 198 000 litres; Pitlochry Road, Camps Bay/Bakoven – 135 000 litres; Milton Road, Sea Point – 131 000 litres and Deauville Avenue, Fresnaye – 116 000 litres.