Water restrictions

Len Walker, Erinvale Estate, Somerset West

I have become aware that if a resident is away from his home for an extended period of time and there is nobody available to bucket water his garden, exemption from the current water restrictions may be applied for to the City of Cape Town.

This exemption permits the resident to use an automatic sprinkler system to irrigate his garden.

While this exemption will reflect in monetary terms on his municipal water bill, it does run contrary to the spirit of water savings, and when the taps eventually run dry those who have complied with the restrictions will also have no drinking water.