Johannesburg residents urged to use water sparingly

Media Statement

23 September 2021

Johannesburg residents urged to use water sparingly

As the country embraces the spring season which leads to hot summer days and cool nights, residents of the City of Johannesburg are reminded that level-1 water restrictions are still in full force. Under level-1 water restrictions, watering of gardens is not allowed in summer months between 6 am and 6 pm (1 Sept to 31 March) and residents are also not allowed to wash driveways and paved areas using hose pipes. The 20% Rand Water restrictions are also still in place, it is therefore critical now to use water sparingly to ensure a continuous sustainable water supply and to avoid putting strain on reservoirs due to high water demand outstripping supply.

Further, Johannesburg Water is confronted with reservoirs’ and towers’ challenges in Midrand, Randpark Ridge and Kensington. These reservoirs and towers currently do not have enough capacity to supply water to residents in the area. We are working around the clock to ensure that we mitigate these challenges and plead with residents of the City of Johannesburg to assist us by being mindful of the amount of water that they use.

Water Saving Tips:
• Do not leave taps dripping
• Wash your car on the grass, this will water your lawn at the same time.
• Shorten your showering time
• Use a glass of water to rinse when brushing your teeth.
• Take shallow baths and avoid filling your bath to a depth greater than 100mm
• Re-use grey water to water your garden or pot plants.

Residents are also urged to continue to report all burst pipes, leaking water meters, open hydrants to:
[email protected]
• 011 375 5555/086 056 2874
• SMS 076 333 5052
• @Jhbwater- Twitter
• Johannesburg Water- Facebook

Johannesburg Water is committed to providing sustainable water and water restrictions will be enforced by fines to consumers who contravened the Water Services by-law and consumers are urged to report non-compliance to the JMPD 24/7 hotline on 011 758 9650.