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Ekurhuleni thanks residents for saving water


2017/02/06 Thembisa Shologu

The City of Ekurhuleni has thanked its residents and businesses for making an effort to meet water savings targets.

Following a call by the City on August 12, last year to residents and business to reduce water consumption by 15 percent to ensure that the abstraction from the Vaal River System is reduced as per the plea from the national Department of Water and Sanitation. 
 
Spokesperson for the City, Themba Gadebe said the 15 percent weekly target was achieved in only two weeks in the past three months.
“As at 31 January 2017, the Vaal Dam was at 63.5 percent. With winter approaching, the dam needs to be at 80 percent to enable the city to have sufficient water before summer rains begin later in the year,” said Gadebe.
 
Residents and business are urged to continue using water sparingly, make it a culture to save water and adhere to restrictions.
The national department will review water restrictions in May this year.