Level 4 water restrictions: Here is what you should know

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DROUGHT CRISIS:

Level 4 Water restrictions

CATEGORIES LEVEL 3B LEVEL 4

Irrigation with Municipal Drinking Water

  • Tuesdays and Saturdays for and hour, before 9:00 or after 18:00 using a bucket or watering can.
  • Prohibited within 48 hours of adequate-saturation rainfall.
Prohibited

Irrigation with Non-Potable water

  • Strongly encouraged to follow same rules as potable water
  • Prohibited within 48 hours of adequate-saturation rainfall
  • To be used by City departments
  • Strongly encourage to only on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 09:00 or after 18:00 for an hour
  • Discouraged for 7 days after adequate-saturation rainfall
  • To be used by City departments

Bathroom

No restriction Flushing toilets with non-potable water (e.g. greywater or rainwater) encouraged

Water Features

Use of Municipal drinking water strongly discouraged Use of Municipal drinking water prohibited

Swimming Pools

  • Manual top-up only if fitted with pool cover
  • Use of portable play pools prohibited
  • Pool covers for public swimming pools strongly encouraged
  • Top-up, filling or re-filling prohibited
  • Use of portable play pools prohibited
  • Pool covers for public swimming pools strongly encouraged.

Washing Vehicles

  • Commercial car wash industries must comply with industry best practise norms
  • Informal car washes to use only buckets and not hosepipes
  • Prohibited with Municipal drinking water
  • Car wash businesses may apply for exemption

Facilites

  • Spray parks to be strictly managed
  • Golf courses, sports facilities, parks, schools and learning institutions are not allowed to establish new landscaping or sports files, except if irrigated only with non-potable water
  • Operation of spray parks prohibited
  • Golf courses, sports facilities, parks, schools and learning institutions are not allowed to establish new landscaping or sports files, except if irrigated only with non-potable water

Indigent water allocation

Free 350 litres Free 350 litres

Overall consumption per person

No restriction 100 litres/ person/day strongly encouraged
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