Government & Municipal News
17 February 2017

The Department of Water and Sanitation on 8 February 2017 released a press statement, stating that the North West Province’s water levels stood on 73.8%.

The statement further reads, “The dam levels have yet again improved marginally, with national water storage improving by a mere 0.6 percent from 55% last week to 55, 6% this week. At the same period last year, the dam levels were at 54.9%. This is despite recent rainfalls that were experienced in some parts of the country; an indication that the country is yet to overcome the drought. The Department of Water and Sanitation therefore continues to encourage water users to comply with by-laws of their respective municipalities by using water sparingly. The department would like to urge municipalities to continue with water restriction measures as dam levels are still below normal levels.

Rustenburg: Water Restrictions 

Rustenburg – The Rustenburg Local Municipality on Tuesday, 14 February 2017, released a press release stating that residents of Cashan Extensions, Protea Park Extensions, Geelhout Park Extensions, Tlhabane West extensions, Boschdal Extensions, Waterval Extensions, Rustenburg East, CBD, Safari Gardens Extensions, Kloof, Boitekong Extensions, Meriting Extensions, Freedom Park, and Tlhabane Extensions that water restrictions are in effect immediately.

The Rustenburg Local Municipality appeals to all consumers in the above mentioned areas to use water sparingly. The residents in the above mentioned townships are requested to adhere to the following restrictions which must be adhered to and are hereby imposed till further notice:

1.   Paving, driveways, or parking areas may not be cleaned with municipal water; and 
2.   No watering / Irrigating gardens with municipal water.

For additional information, contact the RLM CALL CENTRE on 014-590 3090 / 3872 / 3088 / 3864/ 3519/ 3898.

“Due to the critical water shortage in the areas mentioned above, a fine will be imposed on residents who do not adhere to these restrictions. The Rustenburg Local Municipality has deployed law enforcement officers to monitor the compliance,” Thapelo Matebesi, municipal spokesperson, confirmed. 

The Municipality would like to thank all consumers for their co-operation and regret any inconvenience caused.

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