Persistent high temperatures in Rand Water’s areas of supply have been putting a strain on the water supply system. The lack of rainfall has further worsened this situation. The high water demand is projected to cause localised problems, such as low pressure and water shortages, in some parts of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni. It’s important to note that Rand Water’s bulk supply system is concerning, yet stable. Rand Water and the Top Five municipalities are in discussions to jointly manage the situation. Rand Water urges you to please use water sparingly and asks for your support in encouraging your families, relatives and friends to do the same.
Here are some Water Wise tips:
Only use what you need! Don’t waste water!
Toilets are one of the biggest water users. Remember: “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.”
Turn off urinals that run continuously, especially after hours.
Take short showers (less than 5 minutes).
Take short baths (less than 20 cm).
Check for leaks and fix them immediately.
Turn off the tap whilst brushing teeth or shaving.
Try to not water your garden. If really necessary, please water only between 7-9 am and 4-8 pm.
Do not wash your car with water. Use a waterless car wash.
Apply mulch (grass cuttings, bark chips, stones, etc.) to your garden as it can reduce water use by up to 70%.
Sweep any paving with a broom instead of washing it with water.
Report water leaks to your local municipality.
Spread the Water Wise message at home, at school and at work.
For more Water Wise tips please log onto www.randwater.co.za and click on the Water Wise logo.