CoW urges residents to continue water saving measures

22 Nov 2018 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 22 NOV (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek (CoW) has called on residents to remain mindful and vigilant in their water use, so as to maintain consumption within the target levels.
A media statement issued by the CoW on Thursday said Windhoek recorded the highest consumption level in the past 18 months at 14 per cent over the last few days.
It attributed the high consumption to unusual hot weather prevailing in the city, but was hopeful that consumption would soon decrease.
The statement noted that the CoW, in collaboration with NamWater, is doing its best to sustain water supply amidst challenging circumstances and a general water scarcity in the central region through meticulous planning and management of available sources.
It said the biggest contributor to this effort has been the responsible behaviour of consumers in preserving water.
However, the CoW cautioned that current consumption levels are not sustainable for the immediate future and increases the likelihood of another water crisis and severe restrictions being enforced on all consumers.
“Consumers are therefore urged to refer to and strictly adhere to the terms of the City of Windhoek Water Management Plan,” according to the statement.