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Urgent Notice: Water Restrictions

23rd October 2019

Dear Rietvlei Heights Owners & Residents,

We write on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Rietvlei Heights HOA and inform you of the communication below. Owners are requested to share the communication with your tenants.

URGENT NOTICE! TSHWANE RESIDENTS URGED TO SAVE WATER

Reservoir levels across the City of Tshwane have dropped severely over the past couple of days, with some reservoir levels critically low. This is due to the Rand Water supply meters in the western suburbs that have been restricted by 30%.

The water demand is extremely high because of the high temperatures currently being experienced and the reservoirs cannot keep up with the water demand. Therefore, the City appeals to all residents to utilise water sparingly during this time.

Rand Water has agreed to release the throttle for now so that the reservoir can build up as it is almost empty. The filling could take up to 12 hours to come through, this all depends on the usage.

Notice was given that no residents and/or Estates are allowed to use water, other than for human consumption. No watering of gardens, filling of pools or any non-critical usage is allowed.

The Vaal dam is currently under 50%, the lowest it has been in 3 years. There is talk of day zero if there is no rain soon.

Residents are reminded of the following hints that were provided in terms of the partial restrictions that the City of Tshwane announced in May last year:

  • Plant indigenous or drought-resistant shrubs in the garden.
  • Use a broom instead of a hosepipe to clean driveways or patios.
  • Use grey water to water gardens and flush toilets.
  • Report water leaks and burst pipes.
  • Install water-saving devices.
  • Where possible, install a low-flow showerhead and tap aerators.
  • Use a dual-flush toilet cistern.
  • Collect rainwater to reuse in the garden or to wash the car.
  • Cover the swimming pool to reduce evaporation.
  • Take a quick shower rather than a bath.
  • Close a running tap while brushing teeth or shaving.
  • Regularly check toilets and taps for leaks.

Residents are requested to remain vigilant in curbing wastage of this scarce resource and to make saving water a part of their lifestyles by following the above-mentioned tips.

We thank Residents for considering their water consumption and abiding by the restriction.

Best regards,

Caroline Less
Pretor Group
Portfolio Manager
012 001 9000
CarolineL@Pretor.co.za