“The City of Tshwane pleads with residents and the business community particularly in the western part of Tshwane to be serious about conserving water to avoid possible service interruptions.

We have received yet another notification from Rand Water that water consumption has increased drastically over the past couple of weeks, which resulted in reservoirs reaching critical levels. Some of reservoirs are already as low as 29%. The recent decrease can be laid on the high temperatures currently experienced, however, Tshwane residents have to also be mindful of their water consumption.

Rand Water has begun to restrict Tshwane meters. If the call to save water is not heeded there will be water interruption especially in the following areas:

• Ga-Rankuwa Industrial sites
• Mabopane
• Ga-Rankuwa
• Akasia Park
• Kruisfontein
• Brakfontein
• Thaba Tshwane
• Blair Athol
• Pretoria West
• Sunnyside
• Arcadia
• Meintjieskop
• Pretoria (CBD)
• Wonderboom
• Saulsville
• Erasmia

The water conservation measures that were implemented during the initial restrictions should become the norm and they are applicable all across the City to ensure control of water and service provision to all residents.

Residents are reminded of the following hints that were provided in terms of the partial restrictions that the City of Tshwane announced in May last year:
• Use grey water for watering gardens and flushing toilets.
• Report water leaks and pipe bursts.
• Install water-saving devices.
• Where possible, install a low-flow showerhead and tap aerators.
• Use a dual-flush toilet cistern.
• Plant indigenous or drought-resistant shrubs in the garden.
• Water gardens before 06:00 or after 18:00 and only when necessary.
• Use a broom instead of a hosepipe to clean driveways or patios.
• Collect rainwater for re-use in the garden or for washing the car.
• Cover the swimming pool to reduce evaporation.
• Take a shower rather than a bath.
• Close a running tap while brushing teeth or shaving.
• Regularly check toilets and taps for leaks.

Residents, please remain vigilant to wastage of this scarce resource and make saving water part of your lifestyle by following the above-mentioned tips.”
As posted on the City of Tshwane Oficial Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CityOfTshwane/

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