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WATER RESTRICTIONS CURRENTLY IN PLACE

LEVEL 3 Water Restrictions: Albertinia, Heidelberg & Slangrivier

Please take note of the latest water restrictions that are effective immediately (03 February 2022): 

  • Gardens may only be watered once a week between 17:00 and 18:00. Even numbered households may water gardens on Tuesdays and uneven numbered households on Thursdays. This provision supersedes all previous permits for watering gardens at other times.
  • Garden hoses, buckets, watering cans and automatic irrigation systems may be used for watering gardens, provided this happens within the permitted time slot. Garden hoses may only be used if supervised.
  • Properties where alternative water resources such as rainwater tanks or boreholes are used, must ensure they display the appropriate signage in a visible manner.
  • Old age homes, nurseries and car wash businesses are excluded from this restriction.
  • The provision of municipal services, which includes sports facilities and municipal assets, is excluded from the above restrictions and will be managed by the Administration on an ad hoc basis.
  • This replaces all previous water restrictions and is valid for Albertinia, Heidelberg and Slangrivier.
  • The situation in the above towns will be monitored and stricter restrictions will be imposed if the state of water resources deteriorates.


LEVEL 2
Water Restrictions: Gouritsmond, Stilbaai, Melkhoutfontein, Jongensfontein, Witsand & Riversdale

Please take note of the latest water restrictions that are effective immediately (03 February 2022):

  • Gardens may only be watered twice a week between 17:00 and 18:00. Even numbered households may water gardens on Mondays and Thursdays and uneven numbered households on Tuesdays and Fridays. This provision supersedes all previous permits for watering gardens at other times.
  • Garden hoses, buckets, watering cans and automatic irrigation systems may be used for watering gardens, provided this happens within the permitted time slot. Garden hoses may only be used if supervised.
  • Hosing down of paving and cement surfaces are prohibited.
  • The washing of vehicles, caravans and boats may only be done by means of a bucket.
  • Properties where alternative water resources such as rainwater tanks or boreholes are used, must ensure they display the appropriate signage in a visible manner.
  • Old age homes, nurseries and car wash businesses are excluded from this restriction.
  • The provision of municipal services, which includes sports facilities and municipal assets, is excluded from the above restrictions and will be managed by the Administration on an ad hoc basis.
  • This replaces all previous water restrictions and is valid for Gouritsmond, Stilbaai, Melkhoutfontein, Jongensfontein, Witsand and Riversdale.
  • The situation in the above towns will be monitored and stricter restrictions will be imposed if the state of water resources deteriorates.
  • Written requests for the hosing down of roof tops with a high-pressure sprayer will only be considered if the level of the Korentepoort Dam (Riversdale) is above 50% [this is applicable to Riversdale only].

Water Saving Tips

  1. Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth – this can save 6 litres of water per minute.
  2. Place a cistern displacement device in your toilet cistern to reduce the volume of water used in each flush.
  3. Take a shorter shower. Shower can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute.
  4. Always use full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher – this cuts out unnecessary washes in between.
  5. Fix a dripping tap. A dripping tap can waste 15 litres of water a day, or 5,500 litres of water a year.
  6. Install a water butt to your drainpipe and use the water collected to water your plants, clean your car and wash your windows.
  7. Water your garden with a watering can rather than a hosepipe. A hosepipe uses 1,000 litres of water an hour. Mulching your plants (with bark chippings, heavy compost or straw) and watering in the early morning and late afternoon will reduce evaporation and also save water.
  8. Fill a jug with tap water and place this in your fridge. This will mean you do not have to leave the cold tap running for the water to run cold before you fill your glass.
  9. Invest in water-efficient goods when you need to replace household products. You can now buy water-efficient showerheads, taps, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers and many other water-saving products.