Water restrictions in PTA as heatwave causes water shortage
Naledi Shange, News24
Pretoria - Residents of Pretoria have been restricted from filling their swimming pools, washing their vehicles with hosepipes and watering their gardens with a hose or sprinkler systems between 06:00 and 18:00.
The City said it was implementing the water restrictions amid a water shortage in some areas caused by the ongoing heatwave.
"The heatwave has seen the water demand constantly increasing, thus resulting in the reservoirs across the City operating at very low levels," said spokesperson, Selby Bokaba.
Bokaba said the restrictions would be implemented with immediate effect and would remain in place until further notice.
Areas which were currently affected by low water pressure are:
- Constantia Park
- Waterkloof Heights
- Waterkloof Park
- Waterkloof Glen
- Some parts of Moreletapark
- Eldoraigne X1 and X3
- Kameeldrift / Derdepoort
- Waterkloof Ridge
The City stressed that if the restrictions were not adhered to, the water shortage could worsen.