The MMC for Environment, Infrastructure, and Service Delivery, Councillor Nico De Jager, has reminded all Johannesburg residents that level 1 water restrictions in the municipality are still in place.
Johannesburg Water, in an effort to maintain a culture of water conservation, is still implementing Level -1 water restrictions according to section 44 (3) of the Water Services By-law:
• On an annual basis, between 06:00 - 18:00 during 1 September and 31 March; and between 08:00 - 16h00 during 1 April and 31 August, all consumers are prohibited from watering and irrigating their gardens;
• All consumers are prohibited from using a hose-pipe to clean paved areas and driveways with municipal water.
The City of Joburg has again urged all customers to continue to use water sparingly as the rain starved winter months approach.
South Africa is a water scarce country and at all times residents are reminded to conserve water by practicing the following water saving tips:
· 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.
Residents are also advised to continue to report all burst pipes, leaking water meters, and open hydrants to:
· 011 375 5555
· SMS 082 653 2143 or
· @Jhbwater- Twitter
The risk of demand exceeding supply in the intervening period between now and the commissioning of Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Project (2025) remains a real threat.
The implementation of by-law enforcement is critical for Johannesburg and consumers are urged to continue to report non-compliance by phoning the JMPD 24/7 hotline on 011 758 9650.