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Only half of Cape Town residents are actively trying to reduce individual water consumption.

Some frustrated Capetonians have resorted to naming and shaming alleged water wasters on social media.

Read: How to report people who don’t comply with water restrictions

The City of Cape Town has encouraged residents to rather report water wasters via official channels, with supporting evidence.

Councillor Xanthea Limberg says water inspectors will be dispatched to investigate the matter reported to the City.

Also read: What are the legal implications of naming and shaming water wasting culprits?

Evidence is key. We encourage residents where they witness any water wastage or contravention of water restrictions to report that to the City, preferably with photos or video.

Xanthea Limberg, Mayco Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services and Energy

The City has boosted up numbers within our water inspectorate to ensure that we can go out as speedily as possible to investigate transgressions.

Xanthea Limberg, Mayco Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services and Energy

Limberg, the City's mayoral committee member for Water and Waste Services, says water wasters will be issued with a fine and may face jail time for persistent transgressions.

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Vids and pics encouraged when reporting CT water wasters, says City

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