Lower Water Tariffs From 1 Oct 2018

City moves from Level 6B to Level 5 water restrictions

The City of Cape Town will move from the current level 6B water restrictions to Level 5 restrictions as from 1 October 2018. A further reassessment of future adjustments will be made once the DWS makes a ruling for the new hydrological year or advises on an interim solution. (Full media release attached below)

A lowering of tariffs to Level 5 tariffs:

Residential tariffs (excluding VAT):

  • 0 – 6 kL: Down 26.6% from R28.90/kL to R21.19/kL
  • 6 – 10.5kL: Down 25% from R46/kL to R34.43/kL
  • 10 – 35kL: Down 56% from R120.27/kL to R52.39/kL
  • Above 35 kL: Down 70% from R1 000/kL to R300/kL

Commercial and Industrial tariffs:

  • Down 18% from R45.75/kL to R37.50/kL

There is a similar reduction in sanitation tariffs.

The key elements of the Level 5 restrictions are as follows:

  • An increase in the personal water use limit from 50 litres per person per day to 70 litres per person per day
  • A resetting of the overall City water usage target from 450 million litres per day to 500 million litres per day
  • A relaxation of restrictions for commercial and industrial water users from a 45% to a 40% reduction
  • A lowering of tariffs as listed above

Click here for the full media release