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Ekurhuleni eases water restrictions

The municipality says its reservoir levels are stable.

Picture: freeimages.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Ekurhuleni says it's lifting a total ban on the watering of gardens and filling of swimming pools during the day as its reservoir levels are now stable.

Last month the municipality introduced restrictions to curb water shortage in the Gauteng region.

The municipality's Themba Gadebe says residents will now have to adhere to a time-bound restriction.

"We are currently operating at about 70 percent in terms of our reservoir levels. What we have done now is implementing what we call a time-bound restriction where no irrigation activities will take place only between 8am and 4pm in the afternoon."

Meanwhile, Joburg Water says its water restrictions will remain in place as hot temperatures continue to affect the city's water supply.

The utility said in a statement, "Level-2 water restrictions were implemented on 9 November; they are still in place and they must be adhered to until further notice."

LEVEL 2 REQUIRES RESIDENTS AVOID THE FOLLOWING:

  • The watering and irrigation of gardens from 6am and 6pm every day

  • Filing swimming pools with municipal water

  • Using hosepipes to wash your cars, paved areas, etc.