Water provision to the north-eastern parts of Tshwane are severely constrained due to the excessive use of water by residents. Reservoirs are running empty and water levels cannot normalise as residents are using too much water.
Since last week, the main supply reservoir – Garsfontein Reservoir – has been battling to maintain levels above 45% due to the high water demand. The Garsfontein Reservoir supplies water to about 40% of Tshwane's residents via the following reservoirs.
- Sinoville HL and LL
- Monument Park
- Waterkloof Argo Place
Its area of supply includes all suburbs east of the N1 freeway stretching from Moreleta Park in the south to Mamelodi in the north. It also supplies reservoirs west of the N1 freeway, which include Queenswood, Waverley Hl, Waverley Ll and Villieria, and supplements the supply to Montana. From Montana it supplies water to Magalieskruin, Sinoville Hl, Sinoville Ll, Wonderboom and Magaliesberg. Wonderboom serves Pretoria North, Florauna Hl, Florauna Ll, Rooiwal and many consumers along the line.
Residents are therefore urged to reduce their water consumption drastically and not to water gardens within 24 hours of rainfall. Residents are also not allowed to use sprinkler systems to water gardens.
Please note that the following water restrictions are in place:
- No watering/irrigation of gardens with hosepipes or sprinkler systems between 06:00 and 18:00
- No washing of vehicles with hosepipes
- No filling of swimming pools
Please note that failure to adhere to the restrictions can result in prosecution.