The City of Windhoek is enforcing water restrictions to combat the current water crisis.
According to NamWater the total annual water demand in the central region is approximately 31,8 million cubic metres, of which 25,6 million cubic meters are in Windhoek.
The City said the water crisis has a significant impact on the residents of Windhoek and as a result announced, with immediate effect, the strict enforcement of the following:
– Watering of gardens is restricted to trees, shrubs and perennials once every second week.
– Watering of lawns, flowers, vegetables, etc. is strictly prohibited.
– No washing of cars (at home) other than utilising certified car washes.
– No watering of public parks and sport fields unless through an approved semi-
purified irrigation water connection.
– Pool covers are mandatory and no further filling of private pools is allowed.
– No water features, fountains, ponds, etc. are to be operated and filled.
The full list of requirements applicable to the water crisis is available from the City of Windhoek website (www.cityofwindhoek.org.na) – Windhoek Drought Response Plan.
The City said in the statement that “we count on the unwavering support of all our loyal residents to cooperate and assist in this regard and it is important to note that fines will be strictly applied to any transgressions of the above.”