Water restrictions imposed on parts of KZN

2015-07-03 21:26


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Johannesburg - Water restrictions were imposed on Friday for several areas in KwaZulu-Natal following insufficient rain.

The restrictions affect the uMhlathuze River upstream of the Goedertrouw Dam catchment, the Hazelmere, Klipfontein, Hluhluwe and Lake Merthley dams and the Buffalo system, Water and Sanitation Department Director-General Margaret-Ann Diedricks said in a notice published in the Government Gazette.  

The Hazelmere Dam is near Durban; the Goedertrouw Dam near Richards Bay; Hluhluwe Dam near St Lucia and Lake Merthley near Kranskop.

Water use for irrigation from the Goedertrouw Dam would be cut by 70%, with domestic use cut 30% and industrial use 10%.

People receiving water from the Hazelmere Dam face a 30% cut for domestic and industrial water use and a 100% restriction for irrigation water.

For the Klipfontein Dam, there would be a 15% cut for domestic water use and a 50% cut for irrigation.

For the Hluhluwe Dam, there would be a 10% cut for domestic water use and 40% cut for water for irrigation.

The restrictions would remain in place until further notice.

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