Fines high for wasting water

2015-11-18 06:00

RESIDENTS of the Moqhaka Local Municipality will be fined R2 000 if they water their gardens during the current drought, said spokesperson Khojane Madiba.

He said that due to the lack of rain, the municipality had resorted to restricting water use and cutting the supply of water for several hours on certain days.

“Our dams are running dry – there is little water and we all have to help one another.

“We have followed the restriction by-laws, which we implemented earlier this month.

“Residents are not allowed to water their gardens; they are also not allowed to wash their cars using hosepipes, they can only use buckets; and those with swimming pools are not allowed to fill them up.”

The municipality includes Kroonstad, Maokeng, Steynsrus, Matlwangtlwang, Viljoenskroon and Rammulotsi.

In Steynsrus and Matlwangtlwang, water will be unavailable from 20:00 to 06:00 from Monday to Sunday.

Viljoenskroon and Rammulotsi will be without water from 18:00 to 04:00 from Sunday to Friday.

In Kroonstad and Maokeng taps will run dry from 20:00 to 04:00 from Sunday to Friday.

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