Rand Water restricts flow to some reservoirs to 30%

Rand Water restricts flow to some reservoirs to 30%

Tshwane’s MMC for Utilities and Regional Operations Daryl Johnston says the city remains on stage 2 restrictions from Rand Water.

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The water restrictions come amid an increase in water consumption over the past two weeks, which the utility said has resulted in a decline in overall reservoir storage capacity from 52% to 38%.

The water board restriction flow has put pressure on the water network's ability to service all households.

Tshwane's MMC for Utilities Daryl Johnston says there are several places in the city that have temporarily run out of water.

"In the City of Tshwane, we have had areas that have run out of water temporarily, some of our more vulnerable areas, such as Soshanguve and Mooikloof, have been affected. Rand Water has actively worked with us to provide relief to affected areas."

Johnston adds that in Johannesburg flow has been restricted by 50% going up to 70%.

"In Johannesburg, they have had to make difficult choices to restrict flow by 50% going up to 70% in some cases. Consequently, some areas in Johannesburg have been without water for up to eight days in a row.

"The City of Tshwane simpathises with the residents of Johannesburg, and we hope that the initiatives taken by their leadership will help resolve the water challenges there. This should serve as a lesson that the water restrictions are serious, and as Tshwane residents we need to comply."


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