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George water situation - update from municipality

Rainfall measured in the catchment area of The Garden Route dam since 23 August - 10mm. The level of The Garden Route Dam was measured at 70.1% on 28 August 2018. The current demand/usage is estimated at 24.1Ml (target 22Ml). At the current usage there is 9 months water supply available.

SECTION 2B WATER RESTRICTIONS CURRENTLY APPLY IN GEORGE AND SURROUNDS:

• Handheld watering of gardens using a hose with municipal water: even-numbered households Mondays and Thursdays, 3pm-5pm AND uneven-numbered households Tuesdays and Fridays, 3pm-5pm.

• Mechanical irrigation of gardens (sprayers) using municipal water is prohibited.

• Watering sports fields using municipal water is prohibited, except for golf course greens, bowling greens and cricket pitches, daily 3pm-5pm.

• Filling up of swimming pools using municipal water is prohibited.

• Washing cars with a hose using municipal water is prohibited (buckets allowed, rainwater encouraged), except for commercial car washes.

• Cleaning of outside surfaces using a hosepipe with municipal water is prohibited (buckets allowed, rainwater encouraged).

• “OWN WATER” signage must be displayed where applicable and must be proven on request by municipal officials.

• Applications for exemption of some restrictions may be considered on merit.

Report water leaks and burst pipes to 044 801 9262 or after hours at 044 801 6300, as soon as you notice them.

Report contraventions of water restrictions on 0800 424 277. Fines may apply.


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