Gauteng not moving towards day zero - Rand Water

Gauteng not moving towards day zero - Rand Water

Bulk water utility Rand Water has assured South Africans that it is not moving towards day zero.

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CEO Sipho Mosai says the water utility is pumping water above capacity.

"We're not moving to day zero. There is just too much water. We are pushing too much water into the system. Our infrastructure is pumping 5000 million litres of water per day to 18 million people.”

The comments by Mosai come amid the level two restrictions implemented by Rand Water some two weeks ago. 

This would ultimately forbid households from watering their gardens, filling up their swimming pools nor cleaning their driveways. 

However, water consumption remained stubbornly which compelled Rand Water to enforce more restrictions. 

The latest restrictions, which were implemented a week back, would see certain areas within municipalities go without water for up to 10 hours a day. 

Mosai says nevertheless reservoir levels are picking up.

"The reservoirs are picking up. The dams are full, the word day zero does not exist in our vocab. We are meeting our peak demand and pumping more water into the system. All that we are doing is to make sure that the water is reaching everybody." 


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