THE partial water restrictions that remain in place in the Nelson Mandela Metro are not applicable to the Kouga region.

This is the assurance given by Kouga Executive Mayor Booi Koerat this week following confusion about the lifting of water restrictions in Kouga.

The Churchill dam is at 100 % capacity.

The Mayor explained that while the Metro had only eased its restrictions, Kouga had lifted its completely, effective from August 1.

“This means that Kouga residents can, for example, use hosepipes any time of the day.”

He did, however, ask residents not to view the lifting of water restrictions as a “green light” to waste water.

“Water remains a precious resource and our area is prone to periods of drought. Please continue to use water wisely,” he said.

The lifting of water restrictions further means water will be charged at the normal tariff from August.

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