Level 3b restrictions kicks in. What that means (e.g. no car washing, at all!)

(Click here to learn how to report people who don’t comply with water restrictions.)

Today marks the start of level 3b water restrictions.

Here’s what that means:

  • Watering or irrigation (with municipal drinking water) of flower beds, lawns, vegetables and other plants, sports fields, parks and other open spaces is allowed only on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 9am or after 6pm for a maximum of one hour per day per property, and only if using a bucket or watering can.

  • No use of hosepipes or any sprinkler systems allowed and no watering or irrigation is allowed within 48 hours of rainfall that provides adequate saturation.

  • Facilities or customers making use of boreholes, treated effluent water, spring water or well-points are not exempt.

  • No washing of vehicles or boats using municipal drinking water is allowed at residential/business/industrial properties. Vehicles and boats must be washed with non-potable water or washed at a commercial carwash.

  • No irrigation using potable water will be permitted at any of the city’s facilities and no increase of the indigent water allocation over and above the free 350 litres a day will be granted, unless through prior application and permission.

Africa Melane (in for John Maytham) interviewed Councillor Xanthea Limberg.

Limberg is a mayoral committee member for water services.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

If you have alternative sources of water you may use it.

Councillor Xanthea Limberg

There are no restrictions for washing machines.

Councillor Xanthea Limberg

You are urged to register your borehole; we’ll give you a sign.

Councillor Xanthea Limberg

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