Water pressure could drop during current heatwave conditions

The City of Ekurhuleni urges residents to use water sparingly during heatwave conditions which are expected to last until next week.

The city’s water reservoirs might be running low due to a high water demand and evaporation in some of the dams that are exposed to the sun, Themba Gadebe, metro spokesperson, said.

“Some parts of the city might also experience low water pressure due to the low water levels in storage capacity.”

During the heatwave conditions residents are requested to do the following:

•    To use water sparingly;
•    Not to water gardens during the day;
•    To avoid filling swimming pools during the day;
•    Not to use hose pipes when washing cars.

Furthermore, residents should avoid direct sunlight and congested places where air ventilation is minimum at all cost so as to avoid heatstrokes and report no water or water shortage incidents.


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