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

Media statement

 8 December 2023

 The City of Tshwane is currently facing a significant challenge with its water storage system due to high water consumption in some parts of the city. This has put immense strain on the water reservoir system.

The soaring hot temperatures have also contributed to a substantial increase in water use and consumption by residents, pushing the reservoir levels to drop significantly. In light of this, the City pleads with all Tshwane residents to use water sparingly and take practical measures aimed at preventing the total depletion of water in its reservoirs.

Some of the areas that have been flagged to be contributing to the high consumption are the following:

  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

The excessive use of water during this heatwave has resulted in a critical situation where the City’s reservoirs are under immense stress. If this trend continues, it could potentially lead to water shortages and a compromised water supply to the residents.

The City understands that the heatwave has created a need for increased water use, particularly for personal hygiene, hydration and other essential purposes. However, residents are urged to adopt water-saving practices in their daily routine.

By implementing small changes in water-consumption habits, the City of Tshwane and Tshwane residents can collectively make a significant impact on conserving water and safeguarding the reservoir system.

Here are some practical steps residents can take to contribute to water-conservation efforts:

  • 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.

Issued by Communication, Marketing and Events.

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