07 September 2016 - Water levels at the Vaal Dam are at an all-time low and municipalities across the country have been advised to enforce water restrictions. In compliance with a directive issued by the Honourable Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, Emfuleni Local Municipality will be enforcing water restrictions and all households are hereby advised to conserve water.
Rand Water will scale down water consumption by 15% in the Vaal Catchment Area as the Vaal Dam is close to 30%. This was last done in the Emfuleni Local Municipality area more than 18 years ago. The situation is not critical as yet, but Rand Water have already reduced water flow by 5% on Tuesday, another 5% reduction is scheduled for Thursday and then another 5% next Monday.