6th September 2016
The City of Johannesburg yesterday issued a press release on water restrictions for Johannesburg. Level 2 restrictions have been in place since November 2015. The City is now introducing a water restriction tariff on water usage from September 2016.
Tariffs will be imposed in a stepped manner. If your consumption is under 20 kilolitres per connection per month, rates will remain the same. If you consume more, the following tariffs will apply:
20-30 kilolitres per month – 10% Increase on existing tariff
30-40 kilolitres per month – 20% increase on existing tariff
More than 40 kilolitres per month – 30% increase on existing tariff
Level 2 Restrictions
All Consumers are compelled:
∗ not to water or irrigate their gardens between 06h00 and 18h00;
∗ only hand-held hosepipes or buckets/watering cans are allowed outside these hours; Note this is an additional requirement.
∗ not to fill their swimming pools with municipal water; and
∗ Not to use hosepipes to wash their cars or to clean paved areas and driveways with water.
If borehole water is being used this must be clearly advertised.