The municipality is starting to experience high water usage as the reservoir levels dropped very low on Saturday and we had to request Lepelle Northern Water to supply more water to the city.
This morning all the reservoirs are at 30% and are still very low. Residents are urged to refrain from watering their gardens and using whose pipes to wash their cars as the situation may get out of hand.
The municipality is busy upgrading borehole fields which will provide more water for residents in the near future.
Residents are reminded that water restrictions approved in February 2012 are still in force in Mankweng, Seshego and the city area. According to the resolution, the use of municipal water for the purpose of gardening by means of either a hose pipe or irrigation system, washing of paving and open areas in residential areas as well as by business and industry by means of a hose pipe is prohibited without any exception.
Consumption by business and industry for the washing of vehicles and/or equipment be limited to registered car wash business only and all illegal car washers is prohibited without exemption.
The use of borehole water for residential and industrial gardening remains in place provided that there must be clear indication that own boreholes are being used on the premises concerned and residents be advised to use boreholes sparingly.
It should further be noted that a fine of R1 000 will be imposed in any transgression of all of the above.
The following additional tariffs are in place for consumption of water above 20Kl per household per month:
- For domestic consumption, houses and residential agricultural holdings, additional to the existing tariff per month an additional R10 will be added to 21-30Kl of water consumed.
- More than 30 Kl - an additional R40 will be added per Kl consumed. R20 will be added to consumption of 21-30Kl and R40 per Kl to consumption of more than 30kl for town house dwellers.
Issued by Communications and PPU