Water restriction fines to be issued

2016-03-02 06:00

WATER restrictions to be applied with immediate effect were approved by a majority during a sitting of the eThekwini full council on Wednesday, 24 February. “In terms of the decision, both domestic and industrial use has to be reduced by 15% and irrigation by 50% of the annual target draft. Consumers who do not comply with water restrictions will, following a written warning, be issued with a fine in accordance with clause 11(1)(b) of the eThekwini water by-laws which is R500 for domestic consumers and R10 000 for large businesses,” Cllr Andre Beetge said.

In light of the extreme drought across the country, residents are cautioned to reduce their daily usage as well as being vigilant regarding any possible water leaks.

Report water leaks to the municipal call centre on 080 131 3013, obtain a reference number for follow- up purposes.
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