A landlord in Table View has evicted a tenant after she flushed her toilet too many times, according to a report by Times Live.
The landlord said his rental agreements state that water allowances are recommended by the City of Cape Town. Tenants are also advised of the water restrictions when they move in.
“The lady was using excessive amounts of water. She would use up to 400 litres of water a day. I have a meter on the toilet and it showed that she flushed the toilet 22 times in one day,” said the landlord.
Despite being warned about high water usage, the tenant did not comply and was therefore asked to leave, he said.
The landlord said he may lose out on rental income, but that the need to save water in Cape Town due to ongoing droughts was more important.