All Western Cape municipalities have been given instructions on how to implement water restrictions. Members of the provincial legislature were taken aback last week when the head of disaster management in the province‚ Colin Deiner‚ said some municipalities imposed no restrictions, despite the drought. Deiner said on Tuesday that the provincial local government department had now issued a step-by-step guide to imposing the restrictions. "What we are doing is we will classify every town. For example‚ we would [classify] a city like Cape Town red, and another city that doesn’t have problems, green‚" he said. The department would then recommend a level of restriction appropriate for each municipality. Each municipality has to vote on water restrictions but Deiner said he doubted provincial recommendations would be rejected. The Western Cape has been declared a drought disaster area by premier Helen Zille. The City of Cape Town has led the way in applying stringent water restrictions‚ ...

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