MMC For Utility Services and Regional Operation and Co-ordination, Phillip Nel, said that since the main supplier of water in Pretoria was struggling, residents needed to work together to save every drop and help the City prevent waste and illegal water connections.
This has resulted in frustration among residents in the west and north of the city, including Atteridgeville, Laudium, Soshanguve and Mabopane.
Reservoirs that dropped were in areas like Mooikloof, Constantia Reservoir and Tower, Mamelodi, Laudium, Soshanguve Block L and DD, Mabopane, Atteridgeville, Magalies, Mnandi and the Grootfontein Reservoir and Tower.
“We all need to work together to ensure that the limited water the City receives from Rand Water is sufficient for all residents. We all need to be water wise and do what we can to save water. Water conservation simply means using our limited water wisely and caring for it properly. Water is not a limitless resource,” said Nel.
By the end of last week some reservoirs saw positive improvement including Mamelodi, 39%, Laudium, 77%, Soshanguve Block L with 14%, and Soshanguve Block DD with 5%. Mabopane improved by 19% and Atteridgeville by 25%.