Bloemfontein - Kimberley officials on Wednesday urged residents to use water sparingly due to low levels in city reservoirs.
“Due to the extended heat wave we have experienced in Kimberley over the past weeks, water use has soared and water levels at the Newton reservoirs have steadily dropped over the same period of time,” municipal spokesman Sello Matsie said.
He said the city was not experiencing any operational problems at its purification plant or water network.
“The situation is still well in hand.”
The municipality wanted to prevent a further drop in the reservoir levels and wanted its water to be used sparingly. If there was no reduction in water use the municipality might have to resort to night shutdowns by Friday, which it wanted to avoid.