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04 May 2020

Tulbagh Drought

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Tulbagh – Level 3 Water Restrictions (Very high danger of water shortage)

The Witzenberg Municipality wishes to bring to the attention of all Tulbagh residents the following announcement:

As a result of the low water level in the Tulbagh dam, Level 3 water restrictions has been implemented in the Tulbagh area, as from 1 April 2020.

As on 17 April 2020 the Tulbagh dam level was at 45% (Volume - 212 702m3). This water is sufficient for only 2,5 month’s usage. All residents are urged to comply with the measures of the water restriction notice, which was hand delivered to your post box, weekly announced on the municipal facebook page & published in bi –weekly Tulbagh e-news. The criteria applicable to the restrictions can be viewed at our municipal webpage with the following address - www.witzenberg.gov.za & facebook page - Witzenberg Municipality- Official.

Further steps will be taken in cases where the restrictions are not complied with.

Please use the following water saving tips to aid the water crisis in Tulbagh as well as stay safe during the current pandemic:

• Only flush the toilet when necessary. Don’t use it as a dustbin.

• Cut your showers to two minutes. A standard (non-water-saving) showerhead can use up to 16 litres of water per minute.

• Use a cup instead of running taps in the bathroom when brushing teeth, shaving, drinking, etc.

• Switch to an efficient showerhead which uses no more than 10 litres per minute

• Defrost foods in the fridge or naturally, rather than placing it under running water.

• Upgrade to a multi-flush toilet and/or put a water displacement item in the cistern which can halve your water use per flush.

• Fit taps with aerators or restrictors to reduce flow to no more than 6 litres per minute.

• Repair water and toilet drips and leaks.

 

We urge all customers to comply with the water restrictions in Tulbagh, to ensure that sufficient drinking water is available for all our residents.

 

TULBAGH - LEVEL 3 - WATER RESTRICTION CRITERIA
DESCRIPTION CRITERIA
    Very High Danger of water shortage

(20-30% reduction in supply & demand)

Tariff   Tariffs as per approved budget
All users   Water restrictions become effective immediately after being advertised in the media & public places
All users   Any person who contravenes these restrictions is guilty of an offence and is, upon conviction, liable to a fine as published in the by-law or six months imprisonment.
All residential users Consumption Each household shall be limited to 28 kilolitre per month.
All users Exceeding allowed consumption Flow reducing devices shall be installed where the prescribed usage limits are exceeded.  Except for a registered indigent household, the offender will be charged for the cost of the installation.
All users Boreholes That the owner or occupier of any premises who intends to sink a borehole on such premises notifies the municipality on the prescribed form of such intention before work in connection therewith commences;
All users Boreholes That the owner of any premises within the municipal jurisdiction upon which a borehole exists, or if the owner is not in occupation of such premises, the occupier thereof notifies the municipality on the prescribed form of the existence of a borehole on such premises and provide the municipality with such information in respect thereof as it may require
Domestic

Business/Commercial/Public premises/Municipal

Gardens

Gardens/parks/common areas (Public)

Buckets may be used for an hour on Wednesday and Saturdays but not between 08:00 and 18:00.

No watering at times of high winds allowed. No watering for five successive days after rainfall events.

Boreholes & Grey water may be used for irrigation, clear signage to be erected on premises indicating same.

BANNED:

Watering with hose pipes

Mechanical Irrigation

Domestic

Business/Commercial/Public premises/Municipal

Lawns (residential /parks/commercial premises/any other place) Buckets may be used for an hour on Wednesday and Saturdays but not between 08:00 and 18:00.

No watering at times of high winds allowed. No watering for five successive days after rainfall events.

Boreholes & Grey water may be used for irrigation, clear signage to be erected on premises indicating same.

BANNED:

Watering with hose pipes

Mechanical Irrigation

Domestic Motor vehicle washing Only buckets may be used.
Domestic Window cleaning Only with buckets, not hose pipes
Domestic Swimming pools Topping up only allowed with buckets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Filling of new pools by permit only

Domestic Water slides - temporary Not allowed.
Domestic Paved Areas, Driveways May not be cleaned with potable water.
Domestic Roofs, Walls of buildings May not be cleaned with potable water.
Domestic Construction Allowed
Business/Commercial/Public premises Window Cleaning Business Only with buckets, not hose pipes
Business/Commercial/Public premises Motor vehicle washing Automated, Self-service: Pressure must be reduced

Informal - Only buckets may be used.

Monthly consumption to be reduced with 30% compared to the similar month of previous financial year.

Business/Commercial/Public premises Swimming pools (public/municipal) Topping up only allowed with buckets on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Business/Commercial/Public premises Spray parks / Water Slides / Spas Monthly consumption to be reduced with 30% compared to the similar month of previous financial year.
     
Business/Commercial/Public premises Sports grounds Buckets may be used for an hour on Wednesday and Saturdays but not between 08:00 and 18:00.

No watering at times of high winds allowed. No watering for five successive days after rainfall events.

Boreholes & Grey water may be used for irrigation, clear signage to be erected on premises indicating same.

BANNED:

Watering with hose pipes

Mechanical Irrigation

Business/Commercial/Public premises Golf courses using potable water. Request exemption
Business/Commercial/Public premises Beach showers/Outdoor showers  
Business/Commercial/Public premises Market gardens, Orchards, Nurseries, Commercial flower garden Buckets may be used for an hour on Wednesday and Saturdays but not between 08:00 and 18:00.

No watering at times of high winds allowed.

Monthly consumption to be reduced with 30% compared to the similar month of previous financial year.

Watering with hose pipes BANNED

 

Business/Commercial/Public premises Washing of buses, Taxis, Food Transport, Ambulances, Garbage Vehicles Monthly consumption to be reduced with 30% compared to the similar month of previous financial year.
Business/Commercial/Public premises Construction Exemption applied
Business/Commercial/Public premises Paved public areas where food is prepared/consumed or for health reasons Permit required if cleaned with potable water.
Business/Commercial/Public premises Public and Private Office buildings, Hotels, Motels, Resorts etc Monthly consumption to be reduced with 30% compared to the similar month of previous financial year.
Industrial All Monthly consumption to be reduced with 30% compared to the similar month of previous financial year.
     
Last published 04 May 2020