Johannesburg – Following concerns that residents are using too much water as a result of the recent heat waves and little rain in the city, Johannesburg Water has implemented Stage 2 water restrictions.
In a statement Johannesburg Water said water demand is high in Midrand, Joburg CBD, Soweto, Lenasia, Ennerdale and Orange Farm, and urged residents to use water sparingly.
City of Joburg Environment and Infrastructure Services MMC Nico de Jager said: “Rand Water, which is our bulk water supplier has implemented Stage 2 water supply restriction mainly due to high demand and consumption.”
De Jager added that Johannesburg Water is regulating reservoirs at the rate of 20% to 40%, in line with restrictions by Rand Water. “We need all hands on deck to ensure that we reduce consumption in order to protect the infrastructure,” he said.