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City of Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille has swapped her job for that of a call centre agent in a bid to save water. According to the city‚ De Lille is now personally contacting businesses and government departments to query them about their water usage. "Where water use is inexplicably high‚ I am advising them to reduce their consumption immediately. This morning I personally contacted the heads of several major commercial consumers to inform them that their water consumption is extremely high and on a level that we can ill afford‚" said De Lille. The move comes after the city’s dam levels dropped to 37.5% as water consumption was still at 8-million litres above the "800-million litre target for collective usage per day". This effectively means the water levels are at 27.5% as the city can’t use the last 10%. On December 28 dam levels were at 48.1%. "Many of them were shocked to learn how high their consumption actually is and immediately undertook to investigate the reasons for t...

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