Joburg water restrictions still in place

With the arrival of spring, the City Johannesburg (CoJ) reminds residents that Level 1 water restrictions are still in place.

MMC for Environmental and Infrastructure Services, Clr Nico de Jager urged residents to reduce water consumption patterns as the city’s reservoirs are still recovering from massive outages experienced in previous weeks.

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“Watering of gardens is not allowed between 6am and 6pm in summer months, from September 1 to March 31. Residents are not permitted to wash paved areas and driveways using hose pipes,” he said.

Water restrictions in Joburg were partially lifted from Level 2 to Level 1 after the department of water and sanitation made the announcement in the Government Gazette of March 13 last year.

De Jager said residents should remain vigilant in conserving this resource.

In his recent statement, De Jager said water restrictions will be enforced by fines.

He urged residents to report non-compliance to JMPD’s 24-hour hotline on 011 758 9650.

Tips to save water:

• Do not leave taps dripping

• Wash your car on the grass. This will water your lawn at the same time

• Use a watering can instead of a hosepipe

• Shorten your showering time

• Use a glass of water to rinse when brushing your teeth

• Take shallow baths. Avoid filling your bath to a depth greater than 100mm

• Re-use water to water your garden or pot plants.

To report burst pipes, leaking water meters or open hydrants, contact 011 375 5555, SMS 082 653 2143 or go to www.johannesburgwater.co.za

  AUTHOR
Joburg East Express

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