Rand Water warns about water shortages
There has been an increased water demand due to the high temperatures that the country has been facing. From the beginning of last week the Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipalities started implementing water restrictions. This week there has been extreme draught that has affected various parts of the country.
In the case of a draught in the Sandton area,The Claridges residents would not be directly affected because of the water reticulation system that recovers for any water shortages.
However all Gauteng residents are encouraged to use water wisely, such as:
- Turning the tap off when washing your face, brushing your teeth, shaving etc.
- Minimise the time spent in the shower and don’t fill up the bath.
- Using low-flow showerheads, dual-flush toilet mechanisms and water-efficient washing machines.
- Not filling kettles – only boiling enough for your needs. This will reduce your electricity bill too.
- Avoiding unnecessary flushing. Using the toilet to dispose waste such as tissues, insects etc.
- Using “grey water” from baths, washing machines and other safe sources to flush your toilet.
- Using a bucket rather than a hose to wash your car. If you have to use a hose, use a sprayer that can be turned off in-between spraying the car