20°C / 22°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 30°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 15°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 30°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 33°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 30°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 31°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 29°C
  • 19°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 20°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 15°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 29°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 31°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 33°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 34°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 31°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 32°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 30°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 32°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 29°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 32°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 30°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 10°C

Water dept says people are not saving water

The department says dam levels have decreased which means people are starting to relax and are not using water wisely as the department has been advising.

Running water from bathroom taps. Picture: Clare Matthes/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The Water and Sanitation Department says residents are not heeding the call to save water, and that the aim to save water of at least 15 percent a week in each municipality, is not being reached.

The department says some areas are sitting at between 10 and 12 percent of water saved this week.

It says dam levels have decreased which means people are starting to relax and are not using water wisely as the department has been advising.

The department’s Mlimandlela Ndamase says tropical storm Dineo and flash floods are not necessarily assisting with dam levels.

“The water restrictions remain the same but water usage has increased so we are no longer reaching the goal of 15 percent and are sitting at 12 percent and 10 percent in some areas.”

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus