Southern suburbs prominent on top 100 water wasters list

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 in the southern suburbs.

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 usable 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:

Upper Hillwood Road, Bishop’s Court – 554 000 litres

Norwich Drive, Bishop’s Court – 500 000 litres

Klipper Road, Rondebosch – 337 000 litres

Bishop’s Court Drive, Bishop’s Court – 236 000 litres

Lichfield Avenue, Bishop’s Court – 224 000 litres

Upper Primrose Avenue, Bishop’s Court – 220 000 litres

Hugon Road, Claremont – 213 000 litres

Upper Hillwood Road, Bishop’s Court – 201 000 litres

Main Road, Kenilworth – 201 000 litres

Forest Avenue, Bishop’s Court – 198 000 litres

Wraysbury Close, Newlands – 195 000 litres

Murray Road, Kenilworth – 187 000 litres

Goldsmith Road, Salt River – 166 000 litres

Bishop’s Court Drive, Bishop’s Court – 119 000 litres