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Overnight water restrictions for Joburg

31 Jan 2017

In a bid to curb water usage on some reservoir sites experiencing high consumption, the Johannesburg Water will be implementing water restrictions during the night in areas around Deep South, Soweto, Central, Midrand and Randburg.

Technicians will be closing outlet valves between 8pm to 4am at reservoirs in Grand Central, Diepkloof, Power Park, President Park, Orange Farm High Level, Ennerdale, Lawley, Zondi, Doornkop West, Eagle Nest, Crown Gardens and Jabulani Reservoirs.

Johannesburg Water spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene says this is a method that they have successfully used to stabilize supply in areas around Lenasia, Northcliff, Fairlands and Blackheath, which were struggling with supply in November 2016.

“One other factor that contributed to our success in these areas is consumers who have since reduced their consumption significantly.

Johannesburg Water says despite the recent rainfall, Johannesburg is still under level 2 water restrictions, and water levels at the Integrated Vaal River system have not risen sufficiently to above satisfactory levels.

Technicians will be closing outlet valves between 8pm to 4am at reservoirs in Grand Central, Diepkloof, Power Park, President Park, Orange Farm High Level, Ennerdale, Lawley, Zondi, Doornkop West, Eagle Nest, Crown Gardens and Jabulani Reservoirs.

Valves will also be closed in Honeydew Tower and Waterval Tower.

“The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) is still monitoring wasteful water use and has thus far issued a total of 665 fines to consumers found contravening the Water Services By-law,” says Chuene.

“Johannesburg Water thanks all residents and visitors to the city who have heeded the call to save water; however, we need to do more to reduce supply shortages.”

Consumers are urged to continue reporting non-compliance by calling the JMPD 24/7 line: 011 758 9650. – SAnews.gov.za

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