WATER RESTRICTIONS Level 1

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LEVEL WATER RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN PLACE

  • Gardens may only be watered for 16:00 – 18:00.
  • Sprayers may be used, but water hoses may not be used without supervision.
  • Hosing down of paving and cement surfaces are not permitted.
  • Washing of vehicles/boats/caravans will be allowed by means of a bucket.

DAM LEVELS @ 06/08/2018

KORENTEPOORTDAM 38,45%

DUIVENHOKSDAM  71%

* dam levels will dictate if water restrictions are amended

HOW YOU ARE USING WATER IN THE HOME?

BY CHANGING A FEW HABITS, IT WILL BE EASY TO SAVE WATER.

  • Shower versus bath. If a family of four should shower and each have a 5-minute shower, this would use 400 litres of water more than DOUBLE the amount in a bath!
  • Limit showers to 5 minutes and install low-flow shower heads
  • Don’t leave the water running in the basin while shaving or brushing teeth.
  • Fix those leaky toilets and taps
  • Old toilet cisterns can use as much as 9 litres of clean water every flush. Reduce this by placing a ‘save-a-flush’ or ‘hippo’ in the cistern.
  • Save water as well as energy by using the minimum amount of water required when you boil water in saucepans and kettles.
  • Keep water in the fridge for drinking so that you don’t have to let the tap run to cool water
  • Avoid using colouring for toilet water as these introduce chemicals into the eco- system which can be dangerous and costly to filter out.
  • Don’t waste water just because someone else is footing the bill, such as at restaurants and hotels.
  • Fill a bowl of water to clean vegetables, instead of rinsing them under a running tap.
  • A front-loading washing machine uses up to 40% less water that a top loading model.
  • Wait until you have a full load before switching on dishwasher and washing machines.
  • Ensure your water pipes and external taps are lagged in time for the cold winter months. If they burst they will waste a great deal of water.