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Cape Town Water By-Law has changed and is being enforced by the City!
We have read the recent changes to the Water By-Laws for the Western Cape so you don’t have to.
Here is everything you need to know:

 

Who does the Cape Town By-Law affect?

 

The amended by-laws impact everyone. Residential Homeowners, Sectional Title owners, Landlords, Property management services, and Property Developers are all required to adhere to the new Cape Town Water By-Law.

 

Cape Town Water By-Law Actioned

 

What does the Cape Town By-Law require?

 

The new by-law amendments involve the following actions from these specific areas of property management and maintenance:

  • Each unit in a Sectional Title scheme needs to have its own water meter! This includes all residential estates and apartment buildings.
    Landlords, Managing Agents and Home Owners are responsible for the correct installation and monitoring of these meters.
  • New developments must install Water Conservation and Demand Management systems.
    An alternative water supply system is also required by the Cape Town Water By-Law.
  • Landlords, Property Management services, Body Corporates and Home Owners can finally install Prepaid or Smart Water Meters.

 

Cape Town Water By-Law is being implemented now

 

When will the Water By-Law be implemented?

 

The Cape Town Water By-Law was first introduced in 2018. The By-Law was published in the Western Cape Government gazette towards the end of 2020.
The City of Cape Town is actively conducting audits around Cape Town and is inspecting the compliance of all buildings.
The City will shortly thereafter start issuing fines and penalties for non-compliance.

 

 

What are the Penalties for Non-Compliance?

 

The City of Cape Town has stated that non-compliance will result in fines and potentially jail time but has not yet formally announced the details of penalties for non-compliance.

You need water meters by law!

 

How do I become Compliant with the New Water By-Law?

 

Water Utilities Solutions offer a wide range of services that help Residential Homeowners, Sectional Title owners, Landlords, Property management services, and Property Developers be compliant with the new Water By-Laws. 

We Install and Manage Prepaid and Smart Water Meters for Sectional Title schemes and Body Corporates!
We also offer Alternative Water Supply solutions and Leak detection services.

 

 

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