Watering of gardens limited: City urges residents to remain water conscious.

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    Residents are encouraged to remain water conscious. Photo: Luis Tosta on Unsplash

    JOBURG – Level 1 water restrictions in the City of Joburg remain in place.

    The City of Johannesburg would like to remind residents to continue to use water sparingly as Level 1 water restrictions remain in place.

    “South Africa is a water-scarce country and at all times residents are reminded to conserve water,” said the City in a statement.

    Residents must take note that the watering of gardens will not be allowed between 6am and 6pm during the summer period (1 September to 31 March).

    In addition, residents will also not be allowed to wash paved areas and driveways using hosepipes.

    Residents can practise water conservation by following these recommended water-saving tips:

    • Do not leave taps dripping
    • Wash your car on the grass – this will water your lawn at the same time.
    • Use a watering can instead of a hose pipe when watering plants.
    • Shorten your showering time
    • Use a glass of water to rinse when brushing your teeth
    • Take shallow baths – avoid filling your bath to a depth greater than 100mm.

    “Water restrictions will be enforced by fines to consumers who contravene the water services by-laws,” added the City.

    Residents are also urged to report non-compliance to the Johannesburg Metro Police Department 24/7 hotline on 011 375 5911 or email mukonas@joburg.co.za

    Burst pipes, leaking water meters and open hydrants can be reported to Joburg Water:

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