In terms of Section 4 of the Water Services Act 108 (No 108 of 1997) and Clause 31 of the Water & Sanitation Services By Law the following will be prohibited from immediate effect:
- The use of water obtained from the Municipality’s water supply system for: -
- watering gardens, lawns, grassed areas, flower beds, racecourses, sports fields, bowling greens, golf greens and fairways, croquet lawns, turf wickets, ploughing fields and the like;
- topping up or filling fountains, ornamental ponds and the like;
- filling swimming and paddling pools;
- washing paved areas, walls, roofs, buildings and similar structures.
- The use or operation of: -
- sprinklers, sprinkler and drip systems;
- automatic swimming pool filters;
- automatic urinal flushing systems;
- the connection of a hosepipe or any form of an irrigation system to a tap supplying water from theMunicipality’s water supply system unless for the purposes permitted in terms of this notice.
- The use of reclaimed water or water obtained from sources other than the Municipality’s water supply system.
- Watering gardens, lawns, grassed areas and flower beds by means of a hand-held container.
- The use or operation of a hosepipe or sprinkler system for fire fighting.
- The filling of a new pool on completion of initial construction.
- Commercial vehicle washing business where at least 70 % of the water is recycled.
(Vehicle washing by means of a hand-held container is permitted)
- Watering of plants, trees and shrubs in commercial, state and municipal nurseries.
- The filling of municipal swimming pools and swimming pools at hotels, fitness centres, medical care centres, schools, educational institutions and institutions of higher education.
- The prohibitions contained in this notice shall not apply in any case specifically exempted, in writing, by the Executive Director: Infrastructure and Engineering.
- Notice boards must be prominently displayed where water from sources other than the Municipality’s water supply system is used for irrigation.
- Landowners must notify the Infrastructure and Engineering Directorate in writing of the existence of boreholes on their property.
- Landowners must apply to the Department of Water & Sanitation for the intention to sink boreholes and also notify the NMBM.
- All consumption must be reduced by at least 15% and failure to achieve this the NMBM will be forced to impose stricter measure.