City of Tshwane urges residents to conserve water as its water storage system is severely under pressure due to high water consumption


Dear Resident

We would like to bring to your attention an important matter regarding water consumption in your area. It has come to the City’s attention that your area has been flagged as a high water-consuming area.

This means that the water use in your area is significantly higher compared to other areas and, as a result, it is inhibiting high-lying areas from receiving water equitably. This high water consumption is also putting pressure and strain on our reservoir levels.

NB: The following reservoirs show strain and high water-consumption areas have been flagged:

  1. Doringkloof Reservoir which feeds Brakfontein 390-JR, Doornkloof 391-JR, Doringkloof, Doringkloof Ext 1, Die Hoewes Ext 104, 129, 212, 249, 264 and 311, Highveld (all extensions), Highveld Technopark, Irene (all extensions), Lyttelton 381-JR, Lyttelton AH Ext 1, Lyttelton Manor, Lyttelton Manor Ext 3, 5 and 11, and Zwartkop Ext 8 and 26
  2. Eersterust Reservoir which feeds Despatch, Eersterust, Jan Niemandpark, Mamelodi, Silvertondale and Waltloo
  3. Elardus Park Reservoir which feeds Constantia Park, Erasmuskloof Ext 2 and 3, Erasmuspark Ext 1, Elardus Park (all extensions), Garsfontein 374-JR, Garstkloof 595-JR, Moreletapark (all extensions), Rietvallei 377-JR, Rietvalleipark, Rietvalleirand (all extensions), Waterkloof 345-JR, Waterkloof 360-JR, Waterkloof 378-JR, Waterkloof AH, Waterkloof Glen, Wingate Park and Wingate Park Ext 1, 2 and 3
  4. Gastonbury Reservoir which feeds Equestria (all extensions), Paradiso, Paramount Estate, Shere AH, Silver Lakes (all extensions), Silver View Ridge, Silver Woods Country Estate, Six Fountains (all extensions), Tijger Valley (all extensions), Willow Acres (all extensions) and Willow Park Manor (all extensions)
  5. Klapperkop Reservoir which feeds Arcadia, Blackmoor 347-JR, Bryntirion, Capital Park, Capital Park Ext 1, 2, 7 and 8, Daspoort 319-JR, Deerness, Eastclyffe, Eastwood, Elandspoort 357-JR, Eloff Estate 320-JR, Gezina, Groenkloof 358-JR, Klberry, Lisdogan Park, Monumentpark, Monumentpark Ext 2, 3, 4, 7 and 14, Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR, Prinshof 349-JR, Rietfontein, Rietfontein 321-JR, Scientia 416-JR, Scientia 627-JR, Transpark 639-JR and Waterkloof 378-JR
  6. Koedoesnek LL Reservoir which feeds Die Wilgers (all extensions), Equestria (all extensions), Faerie Glen, Garsfontein, Koedoesnek AH, Life Wilgers Hospital, Lynnwood, Lynnwood Glen, Lynnwood Ridge, Struland AH, Wapadrand, Willow Glen, Willow Glen AH and Zwartkoppies
  7. Magalieskruin Reservoir which feeds Hartebeestfontein 324-JR and Wonderboom
  8. Mamelodi R1 and R2 Reservoirs which feed Mamelodi, Mamelodi Ext 13, 27 and 34, Mamelodi 608-JR, and Mamelodi Ext 13 and 15
  9. Montana Reservoir which feeds Annlin, Christiaanville, Cynthia Vale, Derdepoortpark, Doornpoort, Kenley AH, Kozeni AH, Magalieskruin, Montana (all extensions), Montana AH, Montana Park, Montana Tuine, Pumulani AH, Sinoville and Wolmaranspoort AH
  10. Moreleta Reservoir which feeds Bellevue, Brummeria (all extensions), Chrysler Park, Georgeville, Lindo Park, Lydiana, Lynnwood Manor, Mopani, Navors, Scientia, Silverton (all extensions), Vlakfontein and Weavind Park
  11. Murrayfield Reservoir which feeds La Concorde, La Montagne, Meyerspark (all extensions), Murrayfield, Salieshoek and Val-de-Grace
  12. Parkmore HL and LL Reservoirs which feeds Alphen Park, Ashlea Gardens, Constantia Park (all extensions), De Beers, Faerie Glen (all extensions), Garsfontein (all extensions), Lynnwood Glen, Lynnwood Park, Maroelana, Menlyn, Newlands (all extensions), Pretoriuspark (all extensions), Tshwane, Valley Farm 379-JR, Waterkloof Glen (all extensions) and Waterkloof Park
  13. Queenswood Reservoir which feeds Colbyn, Deerness, Koedoespoort, Koedoespoort 325-JR, Môregloed, Queenswood, Rietfontein, Rietfontein 321-JR, Rietondale, Villieria and Waverley
  14. Rosslyn North Reservoir which feeds Klipfontein 268-JR, Klip-Kruisfontein 708-JR, Soshanguve A, B, TT, VV and XX, Soshanguve South (all extensions), Haakdoornboom 267-JR, Kruisfontein 259-JR, Kruisfontein 262-JR, Soshanguve East and Soshanguve South Ext 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14
  15. Saulsville Reservoir which feeds Atteridgeville (all extensions), Atteridgeville 607-JR, Elandsfontein 352-JR, Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR and Saulsville
  16. Sinoville HL and LL Reservoirs which feeds Sinoville (all extensions)
  17. Soshanguve Reservoir which feeds De Beers, Kopanong, Kopanong Ext 1, Kruisfontein 259-JR, Kruisfontein 262-JR, Mabopane Block S, Onderstepoort Ext 33, Onderstepoort 266-JR, Rietgat 611-JR, Soshanguve Block AA, BB, CC, DD, MM, TT, UU, VV, WW and ZZ, Soshanguve Block F, G, H, K, L, L Ext 0 and M, Soshanguve East (all extensions), Soshanguve South Ext 1 and 2, The Farm 670-JR and Wentzelrust 223-JR
  18. Villieria Peak Tanks which feeds Magalieskruin 323-JR, Montana AH, Rietfontein, Villieria, Waverley, Wonderboom 302 JR and Wonderboom South
  19. Waterkloof Ridge Reservoir which feeds Waterkloof 378-JR, Waterkloof 428-JR and Waterkloof Ridge Ext 2, 11 and 12
  20. Waverley HL and LL Reservoirs which feeds Bergtuin, Derdepoortpark (all extensions), East Lynne (all extensions), Ekklesia (all extensions), Jan Niemandpark, Koedoespoort (all extensions), Lindo Park, Villieria and Waverley

We kindly request your cooperation in conserving water to avoid any potential water shortage in your area. Conserving water is not only essential for the sustainable management of our resources but also crucial for ensuring that everyone has access to clean and safe water.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to help conserve water:

  • Do not water or irrigate gardens with hosepipes or sprinkler systems between 06:00 and 18:00.
  • Do not wash cars using a hosepipe.
  • Do not clean driveways or pavements using a hosepipe.
  • Flush toilets only when necessary.
  • Close a running tap while brushing teeth.
  • Reduce daily water use as much as possible.
  • Fix water leaks in your yard and report street leaks. Even small leaks can contribute to significant water wastage over time.
  • Do not fill swimming pools from the municipal water supply. Manually topping up swimming pools is allowed only if the swimming pool is fitted with a pool cover that prevents evaporation.


By implementing these measures, you can significantly reduce your water consumption and contribute to the overall recovery of our water reservoirs and water-conservation efforts in your area.

We understand that this may require some adjustments to your daily routine, but we believe that, together, we can make a difference. Your cooperation in conserving water is greatly appreciated, and it will help ensure that there is adequate water supply for everyone in your area.


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