Water restrictions lifted in Gauteng

Water restrictions in Gauteng were lifted on Monday.

An official notice was published by the department of water and sanitation (DWS) in their government Gazette.

The Tshwane metro has yet to make an official statement on the matter.

DWS spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said: “The lifting of the water restrictions follows the recent rains that flowed into the Integrated Vaal River System (IVRS), consisting of 14 dams which mainly serve Gauteng.”

He said water levels at the IVRS had risen over the past few weeks and was at 95.9 percent as per the readings dated 6 March.

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“The lifting of the water restrictions will affect Gauteng municipalities within the Rand Water area of supply.”

“Smaller towns such as Potchefstroom, Standerton and third party users supplied via the Vaal river eastern sub-system augmentation project and Usutu sub-system will also no longer have restrictions imposed.”

The DWS urged residents to continue using water sparingly as other parts of the country were still suffering from the drought.

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