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Heatwave: Water supply restored in affected parts of Tshwane

Affected areas included Waterkloof Park, Erasmuskloof and Constantia Park.

FILE: The city has urged residents to use water sparignly or they will be forced to implement the water restrictions again. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The City of Tshwane says water supply has been restored to areas where water cuts were implemented as a result of the heatwave gripping Gauteng and other parts of country.

Yesterday, the council announced it was restricting water supply after reservoirs battled to fill up due to demand caused the extremely high temperatures.

Affected areas included Waterkloof Park, Erasmuskloof and Constantia Park.

City spokesperson Selby Bokaba says residents must use water sparingly or they will be forced to implement the water restrictions again.

"The risk still remains, of those areas not having water, if residents in those particular areas do no take our advice."

ER24 has shared the following heatwave tips:

• Stay well hydrated by drinking a lot of water.

• Keep a close eye on babies, the elderly and children and ensure they stay well hydrated.

• Ensure pets have a cool place to relax and cool clean water to drink as well.

• Try to stay out of direct sunlight.

• Wear the appropriate clothing and use sunscreen.

• Limit participation in outdoor activities. If you plan on participating in outdoor activities, ensure you rest and keep hydrated.

• If you are going to spend time in a pool, ensure your safety and that of children around you. Ensure that they are supervised while around and in the pool.

• Do not leave children and pets in a vehicle, even with a window open.

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