Water restrictions to become more stringent

According to Bay municipal spokesman Luncedo Njezula, water restrictions already in place are set to become even more stringent in the coming months if no good rains fall. “(Last year) council approved a drought strategy that serves as a guideline regarding the measures to be put in place as the dam levels decline. The strategy proposes that water quotas (500 litres per household per day and an increased water tariff) be introduced when the dam levels reach 35%. A punitive tariff will apply if the quota is exceeded.

“The municipality’s water monitoring committee will meet early (this month) to consider the proposed measures and may even recommend that water quotas be introduced earlier,” Njezula said

(Source: The Herald, 2010/01/04 by Brian Hayward)

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