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The rainfall we had in the past week did not do much on our Lake levels hence the Drought still persists.
  • Lake levels: Goudertrouw 19%, Cubhu 35%, Mzingazi 12% (no longer abstracting from this lake).
  • Department of Water and Sanitation is going to Level 5 restriction in July.(The date to be confirmed)

User Level of restriction

Industry 20% (was 15%)

Domestic 50% (was 40%)

Irrigation 80% (was 80%)

  • The City of uMhlathuze have implemented water Restrictions as follows.
HOUSEHOLDS Morning Water Supply (50%) During the Day Water Supply (50%) Afternoon Water Supply (50%)


No Water Supply

Urban 05h00 - 07h00 09h00 - 16h00 16h00 - 20h00 20h00 - 05h00
Rural 04h00 - 08h00 09h00 - 16h00 16h00 - 20h00 20h00 - 04h00
COMMERCIALS 07h00 - 22h00     22h00 - 06h00
  • New tariffs/ Drought tariffs to be implemented from the 01 July 2016.
  • Drought tariffs apply to ALL consumers regardless of usage, not only those who use more that 15kl 
    If a consumer used 11kl he will still be billed on stage 4 drought tariffs.
  • Communities are urged to harvest rain water and to save water at all times.  

Drought Water Tariffs Memorandum 2016-2017

Drought Water Tariffs 2016-2017


 water shortageWater-shedding, restrictions and reporting procedures

As we are all aware, South Africa is fast running out of water. We are experiencing the worst drought since 1992, with dams at critical levels and diminishing rivers and streams. In light of the above, the City of uMhlathuze would like to bring to your attention that it is currently faced with a complex challenge in the management of water supply and demand. This affects all customers receiving water. The situation is expected to continue until water levels at the raw water source are increased, through rainfall. In attempt to manage the situation we will apply water restrictions in the form of water closures at times that will be announced to the public in due course read more.