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Garden Route Dam remains 100% full, but water restrictions staying

Apr 4, 2018
Garden Route Dam remains 100% full, but water restrictions staying

Despite the Garden Route Dam remaining at 100% full this week, the George Municipality on Wednesday said that water restrictions will remain in place.

"Please note current restrictions have no emergency tariffs  (additional financial implication) attached to it but normal tariffs have always been set on a rising scale to encourage water saving," said Athane Scholtz, Media Liaison Officer at the George Municipality.

WATER USE PER MONTH

HOUSEHOLDS NORMAL TARIFFS

0-6 kilolitres

Free

6-12 kilolitres

R13,74 per kilolitre

12-20 kilolitres

R15,82 per kilolitre

20-30 kilolitres

R18,96 per kilolitre

30-50 kilolitres

R22,71 per kilolitre

50 kilolitres or more

R25,96 per kilolitre

 

 


THE FOLLOWING SECTION 2B WATER RESTRICTIONS CURRENTLY APPLY IN GEORGE AND SURROUNDS:

• 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.

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

• 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).

• “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.

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.