South Africa's Biggest City Warns Water Supply Deteriorating

  • Residents urged not to water gardens from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Supplies may be stopped at certain times if situation worsens

Water supplies in Johannesburg have worsened due to South Africa’s worst drought in 23 years and increased demand, the city’s council said Monday.

Residents are urged not to water their gardens between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., fill swimming pools or use hosepipes, City of Johannesburg Councilor Matshidiso Mfikoe said in an e-mailed statement.

Should the situation worsen, the city may implement a so-called level 3 restriction, which would stop water supplies at certain times of the day, Mfikoe said.

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