Restricters for 800 water abusers

2015-09-02 06:00
Hundreds of litres of precious water were wasted because of irresponsible youngsters vandalising the air valve on this pipe close to the Dr Gordon Street bridge. This raises the question whether the schools are doing enough to keep pupils informed on

Hundreds of litres of precious water were wasted because of irresponsible youngsters vandalising the air valve on this pipe close to the Dr Gordon Street bridge. This raises the question whether the schools are doing enough to keep pupils informed on

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MORE than 800 water consumers in Umvoti are using up to 40 kilolitres a month without consideration for the majority who are watching every drop of this precious commodity.

The majority of users who have realised and accepted the seriousness of the drought are well below the maximum usage of 15KL per month.

“To combat this selfish and irresponsible abuse of water, flow restricters are to be installed - with the 800 or so water wasters being the first to get them. Eventually all water consumers will have these installed.

The flow restricters will force the required savings of water, lead to the stabilisation of the system and may allow the re-instatement of a 24-hour water supply.

Many people have queried why Aqua tankers are filling up at Greytown waterworks and not Muden.

In response to a query from the Greytown Gazette, Umzinyathiand#039;s Pradeep Ramlall said that since the installation of the JoJo tanks they were filled daily to ensure the community has access to water­ during the time when the reticulated water is stopped.

“Since the introduction of the planned water interruptions, the water consumption from Lake Merthley has been reduced by 50%. The water tankers are being used to fill up these JoJo tanks and the net short-term improvement has been a 50% reduction in water consumption.and#034;

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