Rand Water restricts water supplies to Tshwane due to the city’s high water demand

Rand Water has suggested that they aim to regulate water flow to the city of Tshwane in order to reduce water consumption.

Rand Water will impose water restrictions on the City of Tshwane as a result of its high water use. Image: Pexels/Elijah O’Donnell

The City of Tshwane reported that Rand Water had reported a drop in its overall reservoir storage capacity as a result of an increase in water use in Tshwane and neighboring municipalities.

“The recent heat wave and lack of precipitation have exacerbated the high water usage,” the city noted.

“Load shedding does not help the situation either, as water treatment plant pumping hours are reduced due to a lack of power supply during load shedding.”

This compelled Rand Water to immediately place water restrictions on a number of high-consumption water meters in the municipality. The Rand Water limitations restore reservoir storage capacity to at least 60 percent of normal operating levels.

The current capacity of the Rand Water system has decreased from 60% to roughly 30%, which is extremely dangerous and urgent. If nothing changes, Rand Water’s bulk water supply infrastructure will continue to decline and eventually collapse.

The following locations in the city of Tshwane have begun to experience water shortages: Waterkloof Ridge, Monument Park, Grootfontein, and Soshanguve Block L, M, K, LKK, and H.

If nothing changes, more communities will soon confront water shortages, according to the city.

Reduced water flow and pressure into Tshwane’s reservoirs have caused the water shortages.

To prevent more reservoirs from drying up and causing additional water shortages, the city advises all people to reduce their water consumption.

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