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    > Manual topping up of swimming pools is allowed only if pools are fitted with a pool cover. No automatic top-up systems are allowed
    > No portable play pools are permitted to be used

    In other words, first rule caters to the haves. Second rule, the have nots.

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    I've done pretty much everything they've asked of me and I use bore hole...yet somehow I still get into the third tier.

    What is "normal" average daily usage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtr View Post
    > Manual topping up of swimming pools is allowed only if pools are fitted with a pool cover. No automatic top-up systems are allowed
    > No portable play pools are permitted to be used

    In other words, first rule caters to the haves. Second rule, the have nots.
    Pools without water will pop out.

    Portable play pools not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz{M} View Post
    What about businesses and industry using 100's of kL???? Are they paying R200+ per kL? No. Punish the residents. Same with loadshedding and electricity prices.
    Something tells me industry generates theses things called jobs, which are apparently good for something called the economy. And residents need a good economy otherwise really bad things could happen... And also if industry water prices went up by 1000% overnight I suspect the residents would be making lots of fires and breaking windows when they see the new price of goods...

    Then again what do I know, raise industry water prices ten fold, save all the water!! CoCT is evil!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveza View Post
    Pools without water will pop out.

    Portable play pools not.
    Point noted. However it is not saying swimming pools cannot be used as is the case with portable play pools.

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    So what about all these "water" parks the city has been building in the "poor" areas?

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    ....and car wash businesses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    ....and car wash businesses?
    They recycle some of thier water

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrapidx View Post
    So what about all these "water" parks the city has been building in the "poor" areas?
    They are supposed to waste less than traditional pools and have recycling systems built in. I think it's a good thing.
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    These restrictions were supposed to have been "deliberated" and given the approval stamp in the council meeting on the 26th. But to date, no communication anywhere that this actually happened? All these articles are based on the announcement that Mayco recommended this to council.

    I don't expect it to not be passed after mayco recommended it, but would be nice to know if things passed without amendments etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    Something tells me industry generates theses things called jobs, which are apparently good for something called the economy. And residents need a good economy otherwise really bad things could happen... And also if industry water prices went up by 1000% overnight I suspect the residents would be making lots of fires and breaking windows when they see the new price of goods...

    Then again what do I know, raise industry water prices ten fold, save all the water!! CoCT is evil!!
    Hi - Point taken. Although perhaps the sarcasm was a bit unnecessary.

    There does not seem to be any effort to encourage business to save water through tariffs or restrictions though. I'm sure there is massive waste in the business world. But no, I must shower over a bucket and have dead flowers, yet they can have green lawns and flower beds at their pretty office buildings. Even worse, I must pay a car wash R50 to wash my car with the exact same water I'm not allowed to use at home with my own damn hosepipe. It's not fair.

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    one thing i hate about this ****ing DA led government is the way they milk us. i think we pay the most for electricity as well. the city that works for you at a ****ing price buster.

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    Lol you think anc eff etc will waiver the costs. Get a life

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    Was walking home the other day when I saw water pouring out from underneath someone's gate. I walk up to the house and listen. It sounds like someone left a garden tap open. Ring the doorbell. Ring it again. No one home :/

    I walked past the next day and it had stopped but holy ****, what a waste.

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