Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Western Cape residents asked to use water sparingly

Residents of several suburbs in the Cape Peninsula have been asked to use water sparingly following a major break in a water main at the Voëlvlei Dam. The dam is one of Cape Town’s major water suppliers and the break has put further strain on residents who have spent a frightening weekend watching encroaching veld fires threaten their homes. Spokesperson for the City Pieter Cronje has appealed to residents of Melkbos, Blouberg, Duynefontein, Milnerton, Plattekloof, Goodwood and Morning Star to use water sparingly. Cronje says the reservoirs are full and there is no crisis at the moment, but residents in these suburbs should not water their gardens or fill their swimming pools until tomorrow afternoon when the break in the water main should be repaired.

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