Gardens can now be watered

2019-03-21 06:01

During the protracted drought period, brown was the new green for many gardens. But a small adjustment to the terms of Level 3 restrictions now allows for garden irrigation using water-efficient methods.

According to the City of Cape Town it is necessary to review pre-drought methods of water consumption.

With dam levels sitting at just over 53% in comparison to about 24% this time last year, a slight easing of the restrictions is reasonable, but it’s not for wasteful use.

Various methods of water-efficient irrigation are available such as dripper systems, drip-lines or soaker hose irrigation systems. Sub-surface or direct-to-root irrigation methods are highly efficient and affordable.

“Water-efficient irrigation methods using potable water are now allowed for a maximum of one hour on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays either before 09:00 or after 18:00,” says Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg.

Keeping Level 3 watering restrictions at the top of mind, residents can now make use of either a sprinkler, or a hosepipe fitted with a self-closing nozzle, but only for one hour on a Saturday.

“Residents are reminded that the need for ongoing restraint and adherence to daily consumption limits remain in place. The personal water use limit remains at 105 litres per person per day, and the City’s collective water usage target is 650 million litres per day,” says Limberg.

During the protracted drought period, brown was the new green for many gardens. But a small adjustment to the terms of Level 3 restrictions now allows for garden irrigation using water-efficient methods.

With dam levels sitting at just over 53% in comparison to about 24% this time last year, a slight easing of the restrictions is reasonable, but it’s not for wasteful use.Various methods of water-efficient irrigation are available such as dripper systems, drip-lines or soaker hose irrigation systems. Sub-surface or direct-to-root irrigation methods are highly efficient and affordable. However, those who prefer to use a bucket or a watering can continue to do so.“Water-efficient irrigation methods using potable water are now allowed for a maximum of one hour on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays either before 09:00 or after 18:00,” says Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg.

Many Capetonians were deeply saddened by the need to cease watering completely during the harshest period of the drought.

With the dams supplying the city being at a much healthier level when compared to the same period last year, it was decided to have garden watering restrictions somewhat lifted. Keeping Level 3 watering restrictions at the top of mind, residents can now make use of either a sprinkler, or a hosepipe fitted with a self-closing nozzle, but only for one hour on a Saturday. The drought was tough on all and required many lifestyle adjustments and behavioural changes, says Limberg. “While this aspect of Level 3 restrictions has been relaxed, residents are reminded that the need for ongoing restraint and adherence to daily consumption limits remain in place. The personal water use limit remains at 105 litres per person per day, and the City’s collective water usage target is 650 million litres per day.”

During the protracted drought period, brown was the new green for many gardens. But a small adjustment to the terms of Level 3 restrictions now allows for garden irrigationusing water-efficient methods.

According to the City of Cape Town it is necessary to review pre-drought methods of water consumption. With dam levels sitting at just over 53% in comparison to about 24% this time last year, a slight easing of the restrictions is reasonable, but it’s not for wasteful use.Various methods of water-efficient irrigation are available such as dripper systems, drip-lines or soaker hose irrigation systems. Sub-surface or direct-to-root irrigation methods are highly efficient and affordable. However, those who prefer to use a bucket or a watering can continue to do so. “Water-efficient irrigation methods using potable water are now allowed for a maximum of one hour on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays either before 09:00 or after 18:00,” says Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg.

Keeping Level 3 watering restrictions at the top of mind, residents can now make use of either a sprinkler, or a hosepipe fitted with a self-closing nozzle, but only for one hour on a Saturday. The drought was tough on all and required many lifestyle adjustments and behavioural changes, says Limberg. “While this aspect of Level 3 restrictions has been relaxed, residents are reminded that the need for ongoing restraint and adherence to daily consumption limits remain in place. The personal water use limit remains at 105 litres per person per day, and the City’s collective water usage target is 650 million litres per day,” says Limberg.

During the protracted drought period, brown was the new green for many gardens. But a small adjustment to the terms of Level 3 restrictions now allows for garden irrigation using water-efficient methods.

According to the City of Cape Town it is necessary to review pre-drought methods of water consumption.

With dam levels sitting at just over 53% in comparison to about 24% this time last year, a slight easing of the restrictions is reasonable, but it’s not for wasteful use.

Various methods of water-efficient irrigation are available such as dripper systems, drip-lines or soaker hose irrigation systems.

Sub-surface or direct-to-root irrigation methods are highly efficient and affordable. However, those who prefer to use a bucket or a watering can continue to do so.“Water-efficient irrigation methods using potable water are now allowed for a maximum of one hour on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays either before 09:00 or after 18:00,” says Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg.

Many Capetonians were deeply saddened by the need to cease watering completely during the harshest period of the drought.

With the dams supplying the city being at a much healthier level when compared to the same period last year, it was decided to have garden watering restrictions somewhat lifted. Keeping Level 3 watering restrictions at the top of mind, residents can now make use of either a sprinkler, or a hosepipe fitted with a self-closing nozzle, but only for one hour on a Saturday.

The drought was tough on all and required many lifestyle adjustments and behavioural changes, says Limberg.

“While this aspect of Level 3 restrictions has been relaxed, residents are reminded that the need for ongoing restraint and adherence to daily consumption limits remain in place.

“The personal water use limit remains at 105 litres per person per day, and the City’s collective water usage target is 650 million litres per day,” says Limberg.

During the protracted drought period, brown was the new green for many gardens. But a small adjustment to the terms of Level 3 restrictions now allows for garden irrigation using water-efficient methods. With dam levels sitting at just over 53% in comparison to about 24% this time last year, a slight easing of the restrictions is reasonable, but it’s not for wasteful use.Various methods of water-efficient irrigation are available such as dripper systems, drip-lines or soaker hose irrigation systems. Sub-surface or direct-to-root irrigation methods are highly efficient and affordable. However, those who prefer to use a bucket or a watering can continue to do so.“Water-efficient irrigation methods using potable water are now allowed for a maximum of one hour on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays either before 09:00 or after 18:00,” says Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg.

With the dams supplying the city being at a much healthier level when compared to the same period last year, it was decided to have garden watering restrictions lifted. Keeping Level 3 watering restrictions, residents can now make use of either a sprinkler, or a hosepipe fitted with a self-closing nozzle, but only for one hour on a Saturday.

During the protracted drought period, brown was the new green for many gardens. But a small adjustment to the terms of Level 3 restrictions now allows for garden irrigation using water-efficient methods.

According to the City of Cape Town it is necessary to review pre-drought methods of water consumption. With dam levels sitting at just over 53% in comparison to about 24% this time last year, a slight easing of the restrictions is reasonable, but it’s not for wasteful use.

Various methods of water-efficient irrigation are available such as dripper systems, drip-lines or soaker hose irrigation systems.

Sub-surface or direct-to-root irrigation methods are highly efficient and affordable.

However, those who prefer to use a bucket or a watering can continue to do so. “Water-efficient irrigation methods using potable water are now allowed for a maximum of one hour on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays either before 09:00 or after 18:00,” says Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg.

Many Capetonians were deeply saddened by the need to cease watering completely during the harshest period of the drought.

With the dams supplying the city being at a much healthier level when compared to the same period last year, it was decided to have garden watering restrictions somewhat lifted. Keeping Level 3 watering restrictions at the top of mind, residents can now make use of either a sprinkler, or a hosepipe fitted with a self-closing nozzle, but only for one hour on a Saturday.

The drought was tough on all and required many lifestyle adjustments and behavioural changes, says Limberg.

“While this aspect of Level 3 restrictions has been relaxed, residents are reminded that the need for ongoing restraint and adherence to daily consumption limits remain in place. The personal water use limit remains at 105 litres per person per day, and the City’s collective water usage target is 650 million litres per day,” says Limberg.

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