Week long heat wave expected to continue and water restrictions affect Morningside
Monday, 9 November has marked the beginning of a week dominated by scorching temperatures country wide; with maximum highs of 36 degrees Celsius in the Johannesburg region. Overwhelming temperatures are a cause for concern as the increased temperaures cause for an extremely high water demand.
Situations have now worsened with the water restrictions that have been in effect this week more than any other week this year. Ed Stoddard, ‘Reuters’ (online contributer) has declared that the ‘South African drought follows third-driest season in 80 years’
Johannesburg water has implemented a level 2 water restriction that encourages residents to use water sparingly by not watering plants or using irrigation ( between 6am – 6pm) and no filling pools. If residents do not adhere to level 2 instructions, the level 3 water restriction will be implemented, this would mean that water would supplied at stipulated times – morning and evenings only.
The Claridges has not been receiving water through municipal supply today and has been reported to have happened yesterday evening as well. Due to the water reticulation system in place, The Claridges residents have not been directly affected. However the Claridges supply is limited and it is highly advised that residents use water wisely.
The water restriction in place is to end anytime between late afternoon and evening.