Windhoekers wasting water

26 November 2018 | Government

Given the heat wave the country is currently experiencing, it can be expected that water consumption has increased. However, this has dire consequences for the City's water resources, leading the municipality to caution residents about their water use.

The City said on Thursday that the weekly water consumption for the period 12 to 19 November is the highest yet, standing at 14% more than allowable.

“Although the challenges ­associated with rising summer ­temperatures and concurrent water use practices are recognised, the current consumption is not sustainable and can lead to the early depletion of water stock, increasing the likelihood of another water crisis and severe restriction being enforced on all consumers,” according to a media release issued by the City's communication officer, Lydia Amutenya.

In pursuit of this, the plea is for consumers to strictly adhere to the terms of the City of Windhoek Water Management Plan (available at www.windhoekcc.org.na) and focus on the following:

• Keep pools covered.

• Manage your water meters to ensure early detection and corrective action to avoid unnecessary water losses and high utility bills.

• Keep within the applicable restrictions pertaining to washing activities.

• Do not use water to clean paved areas, do not use a hose pipe to wash vehicles, etc.

The public is urged to renew its water savings efforts in order to realise the required savings targets and get back to within the allowable consumption.

“The City heavily relies on its water consumers to continue with optimal water management to ensure security for the foreseeable future,” Amutenya said.

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