In a statement, the City of Johannesburg urged citizens to conserve water by ensuring they don’t leave taps dripping, use watering cans instead of hosepipes, shorten showering time and take shallow baths amongst other tips.
Randwater spokesperson Eddie Singo said despite calls for residents to use water sparely, reservoir levels had declined drastically.
“We are hovering between 4,800 and 4,900 megalitres per day. So, this means that our consumers are consuming 530 megalitres more than necessary.”
Media statement: Rand Water restricts Johannesburg Water meters. ^NN pic.twitter.com/ZGikovHs3J— Johannesburg Water (@JHBWater) October 24, 2019