The city, a major global tourist attraction, is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century.
Cape Town - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has officially declared the province a disaster area in response to the most crippling drought to hit the province in over a century.
The city, a major worldwide tourist destination, said it is experiencing the impact of climate change and predicts little rain in the next three weeks.
Residents have been urged to use no more than 100 litres (22 gallons) of water a day.
Tammy de Decker‚ spokesman for Western Cape MEC for economic opportunities Alan Winde‚ said the department was anxious that further water restrictions "might pose a threat" to the thousands of people who depend on the jobs created by farming during the annual harvest.
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Although Cape Town is in the low tourist season at present, hotels have taken steps to reduce water usage, asking guests to use hand sanitizers instead of water, limit use of towels, not to run taps when cleaning teeth or soaping hands and to limit the length of showers. Officials hope eventual rains will improve the situation before the high season toward the end of the year.
The City has also said that it will continue with large-scale pressure reduction programmes across Cape Town in order to force down consumption. There could be a "moderate short-term impact" on visitors if facilities such as swimming pools close, but the city will do all it can to maintain its status as a "world-class destination", Duminy said.
"The disaster declaration will accelerate the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre's "Avoiding Day Zero" project‚" said Zille.
The water crisis has forced the implementation of the provincial government's "Avoiding Day Zero" project, which includes a number of interventions that will be actioned nearly immediately.
Cape Town authorities say area dam levels are at 20.7 per cent, down by 0.7 per cent from a week ago. With the last 10 percent of a dam's water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 10.7 percent. Municipal fix crews are also struggling to attend to hundreds of leaks and faults that cause water loss.