Cape Town Launches Water Map


The City of Cape Town launched what it calls a “Water Map” on Monday in fight with the drought the city has been faced with in the last months and it has called for residents to paint the city green with water management implementations.

In an attempt to end drought in Cape Town, the city has urged residence to use water saving efforts and it has also shown gratitude to all water savers who are working hard to avoid Day Zero which is estimated to kick in on 22 April 2018.

“Our water map marks residential properties using less than 10 500 litres per month with green dots, The map is a transparent tool and will assist in actively managing and reducing consumption to avoid Day Zero; The greener we go, the more we push Day Zero away,” the city said in a statement.

According to the statement provided by the city of Cape Town, the map shows that residents are working hard in fight with the water crisis; the people are trying to save water and get out of the drought they are currently faced with.

Explaining the symbols on the map, the city said; “the dark green dot stands for household using less than 6 000 litres per month, light green dot is for household using between 6 000 and 10 500 litres per month and the grey dot: estimated readings when the water meter is not read for some reason; or if no information is available for the property.”

The city said it believes that the information and implementations provided will assist residents and communities to better manage water consumption and avoid reaching DayZero.

The city implemented the green dots to help paint the city green in and reach the goal of ending drought in the mother city.