Ekurhuleni implements water restrictions

Ekurhuleni implements water restrictions

The City of Ekurhuleni has implemented measures to curb water consumption by 15 percent in response to a call by the National Department of Water and Sanitation. 

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According to a statement from the city, they adhered to a government gazette notice published last month that instructed water boards and municipalities to reduce their water usage from the Integrated Vaal River System.

Spokesperson for the city of Ekurhuleni, Themba Gabede, said residents throughout the city may have already started experiencing low water pressure as a result of pressure management initiated by the city since Tuesday.

Residents and business are urged to use water sparingly and refrain from any irrigation activities between the hours of 6:00 and 18:00.  

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"No filling of swimming pools from the municipal water supply will be permitted nor the use of hosepipes and sprinklers for watering, washing cars or cleaning outdoor areas," Gadebe said.

The City will implement fines in terms of the municipal bylaws for all those founds to be contravening these restrictions.

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