The city received a warning notification from Rand Water last week. Rand Water indicated that the extraction of water from the Vaal Dam was exceeding the permissible licenced limit, which was determined by the national department of water and sanitation.
Tshwane city spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said residents and the business community needed to be serious about conserving water.
On January 15, Rand Water had start limiting water supply to municipalities in order to keep within the permissible water extraction limit. “The restrictions are applicable throughout the city,” said Mashigo.
“They are intended to safeguard as well as ensure there is continued control and supply of Tshwane puts residents on water alert as bulk supply is cut water to all residents.
“Our consumers are urged to manage water in a far more effective and efficient way. “If this appeal is heeded, water-related interruptions be minimised.” According to the city, water conservation measures that were implemented during the initial period of restrictions should now become the norm.