As spring settles in the city, and pools reopen and gardens need to be taken care of, the city of Johannesburg is reminding residents of the level 1 water restrictions that are still in place, it told Randburg Sun.
MMC for environmental and infrastructure services Nico de Jager said residents are reminded to reduce their water consumption patterns, especially given the fact that the city’s reservoirs are still recovering from the massive outage last week.
“Watering of gardens is not allowed between 6 am and 6 pm in summer months, from 1 September to 31 March and, furthermore, it is not permitted to wash paved areas and driveways using hose pipes,” he said.
Water restrictions in Joburg were partially lifted from level 2 to level 1 after the department of water and sanitation made the announcement in the Government Gazette of March 13 last year. At the time, De Jager said that with South Africa being a water-scarce country, residents should remain vigilant in conserving this resource.
In his recent statement, De Jager also said that water restrictions will be enforced by fines and urged residents to report non-compliance to Metro police’s