Tshwane warns residents about water cuts “this is serious”

Tshwane warns residents about water cuts “this is serious”

The City of Tshwane says it has noted an increase in water consumption despite water restrictions that were implemented by Rand Water earlier this month.


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The City’s Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Utilities and Regional Operations of Services Daryl Johnston, says the call to its residents and big business to limit water consumption has fallen on deaf ears. 


“We have been calling on Tshwane and businesses to limit water usage. Despite these calls we have seen a surge in water usage from 640 megaliters per day up to 717 megaliters per day for the past week.” 


The rise in water consumption across Gauteng’s municipalities has resulted in Rand Water taking more drastic steps. 

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On Friday, the water entity released a statement confirming that it would be taking over water supply in affected municipalities, as consumption remains stubbornly high. 


This will see areas in the City of Ekurhuleni, City of Tshwane and Johannesburg go without water for a maximum of ten hours a day.


Other areas affected include Mogale City on the West Rand and Rustenburg in the North West.


Rand Water says these water cuts will result in intermittent water supply. 


This will be done until Rand Water has sufficient water in its reservoirs. 

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