JHB water justifies 'water throttling'

Hilgaard Matthews, Johannesburg Water spokesperson, says the city of Johannesburg is not doing well in terms of access to water and water supply.

Water throttling is the reduction on the inflow of water into a supply area‚ whereas shedding is when the supply is completely closed.

At first we were at more than 4%, then we regressed to just over 3% and in the previous week we were at 1% in the city. This is despite Rand Water reducing by 15% and that means we have not changed our behaviours.

Hilgaard Matthews, Johannesburg Water spokesperson.

A caller asked about recently building a swimming pool and how to fill it but Matthews took a tough stance on the issue.

Matthews added that if we don’t change our behaviour then some parts, especially high lying areas, will be without water for certain parts of the day.

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