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POLOKWANE - The municipality has instituted strict water restrictions with a fine of R1 000 for non-compliance.
The following water restrictions are in place:
• Domestic consumption
Allocation 30Kl per household per month.
31-50Kl - R10 additional per kilolitre consumed.
More than 50 kilolitre used: R40 additional per kilolitre consumed.
Allocation 20Kl per household only.
21-30Kl consumed: Additional to water tariff - R10 per Kl consumed.
More than 30Kl: Additional to water tariff - R40 per Kl consumed.
• Flats and townhouses:
Allocation was 20Kl per month, now 15Kl per month. The more water you use, the higher your penalties will be.
If flat or townhouse dwellers use between 15 and 20Kl, R10 additional to water tariff will be charged, 21-30Kl R20 per Kl additional to water tariff will be charged and if more than 30Kl is used, R40 additional to water tariff will be charged.
• Schools and tertiary institutions: Water in excess of the following allocations will be calculated at a surcharge of R2 per KL for the first 500 Kl and thereafter R5 per Kl.
Day scholars: 20 litres per day. Hostel dwellers: 125 litres per day. Sports fields: 10Kl per day. These restrictions are applicable to Polokwane, Seshego and Mankweng.
• The use of municipal water for gardening using a hosepipe or irrigation system, washing of paving and open areas in residential, business and industrial areas by means of a hosepipe is prohibited without exception.
• Only registered car washes may wash vehicles or equipment and all illegal car washers are prohibited, without exceptions.
• The watering of all municipal parks and gardens, which are not supplied with borehole water will be stopped immediately.
• Residents and industries with boreholes are advised to use them sparingly and there must be clear indication that they are used on the premises concerned.
• If you are found to not be complying with any of the above restrictions, you will be fined R1 000.
The restrictions will be reviewed when the situation changes, but residents should remain aware that water is a scarce commodity and should be used sparingly.
Long term plans such as additional pipelines and to purchase more water for the city are under scrutiny by the municipality.