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Garden Route dam 78% full, section 2b water restrictions remain in place

Jan 10, 2018
Garden Route dam 78% full, section 2b water restrictions remain in place

The George Municipality says that Section 2b water restrictions remain in place in George and surrounds until further notice even when the Garden Route is at 77.74% full this week.

"Handheld watering of gardens using a hose and municipal water: even-numbered households Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm-9pm AND uneven-numbered households Tuesdays and Fridays, 7pm-9pm.

"Mechanical irrigation of gardens (sprayers) using municipal water is prohibited," the municipality said.

"Watering sports fields using municipal water is prohibited, except for golf course greens, bowling greens and cricket pitches, daily 7pm-9pm."

The municipality said that the filling up of swimming pools using municipal water is prohibited.

"Washing cars with a hose using municipal water is prohibited (buckets allowed), except for commercial car washes.

"Cleaning of outside surfaces using a hosepipe with municipal water is prohibited (buckets allowed)," it added.

"'OWN WATER' signage must be displayed where applicable and must be proven on request by municipal officials.

"Applications for exemption of some restrictions may be considered on merit."

Residents are encouraged to report water leaks and burst pipes to 044 801 9262 or after hours at 044 801 6300, as soon as you notice them.

"Report contraventions of water restrictions on 0800 424 277. Fines may apply."