Several residents in the Overstrand who have high water usage have been warned of excessive consumption and alerted of possible water leaks by the Finance Department over the last few weeks.
According to the water meter readers, they encountered this anomaly in the Vermont area especially, where there are households with exorbitant water usage of between 40-100kl as opposed to their ‘normal’ usages of between 8-20kl.
When no leaks were detected, it was surmised that sprinkler systems could have been affected by load shedding. This would result in irregular timing when sprinklers re-start again.
The request is that all households who have their sprinklers on timers should please check whether load shedding affected the systems and result in high water usage.