The City is currently under a water rationing programme which aims at achieving daily target consumption of 120 000 cubic metres.
PREVAILING WATER RATIONING ALLOCATION
CATEGORY CURRENT ALLOCATION
High Density 500 litres/day
Low Density 750 litres/day
Residential flats with bulk meters 75 % of average water usage for the past 6 months
USE OF HOSE PIPES, BRICK MOULDING AND CONSTRUCTION USING TREATED WATER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED IN THE CITY.
WATER RATIONING SCHEME : PENALTIES
Numerous efforts to deter consumers from using the hose pipes and brick moulding have proven to be unsuccessful with scores of people still engaging in these activities. The penalties imposed do not seem to deter them from the use of water for these purposes. The penalties below are used to deter these offenders.
Uses of hosepipes for non-industrial activities $100
Use of domestic water for brick moulding $1000
Use of domestic water for construction $1000
Illegal connections / by pass $1500