Properties using borehole water must display a sign

Due to a significantly dry winter across the country, and many dams being alarmingly low, severe water restrictions have been implemented in most regions.

The process to approval for extending a Sectional Title Unit

Both the City of Cape Town and City of Johannesburg Municipalities have instituted Level 2 restrictions, meaning a 20% reduction in consumption, in an attempt to prevent the declaration of a disaster zone as has been done elsewhere in the country.

This means that water usage is limited, particularly for uses that are considered non-essential, such as watering gardens and washing cars.

While the same restrictions do not always apply to those residents making use of borehole water rather than municipal water, everyone is encouraged to reduce water usage and to follow the restriction guidelines.

Should a resident or property owner be making use of borehole water, this should be indicated on a sign on the outside of the property, clearly visible to the public thoroughfare. The necessary signage is available through the relevant municipality upon registration of your borehole, which is a municipal requirement.

If you are uncertain about the days and times at which you are allowed to water your garden, as well as additional regulations regarding water restrictions that you should be aware of, visit the relevant municipality website for details.

‪#‎AskSnymans‬ your property-related legal questions on Facebook.

Recommended for you

Property Blog Articles | Advice | Contractual Matters | Market News
Legislative Guidelines

SPLUMA certificates required for property transfers in Mpumalanga[post_view before=""]

SPLUMA stands for the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, and SPLUMA certificates are governed by the act together with the by-laws of each local municipality.

Read More
My name has changed - what happens to my property’s title deed?
Legislative Guidelines

Trust investments and the Legal Practice Act[post_view before=""]

The Legal Practice Act, which has replaced the Attorneys Act, has made some changes regarding monies paid into attorney trust accounts and the investment of this money on a client’s instructions.

Read More
Historical monuments and renovation restrictions
Legislative Guidelines

Destruction of a sectional title scheme: precautionary steps to take[post_view before=""]

There are several reasons why a landowner or developer may decide to build a new development in the place of an existing sectional title scheme. For example, the existing scheme may be dated and no longer suited to the area. Or the demand for residential units may be very high but the old development is undesirable.

Read More
My name has changed - what happens to my property’s title deed?
Legislative Guidelines

21 facts you should know about the POPI Act[post_view before=""]

On 1 July 2021, the Protection Of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI Act) comes into full force and effect. While the Act was signed into law on 19 November 2013, the majority of its sections were only implemented on 1 July 2020, with a one-year grace period. Now, with the remaining sections coming into effect on 30 June 2021, the Act becomes enforceable by the Regulator.

Read More
Minors and immovable property
Legislative Guidelines

Court ruling: Can you sell a property that’s not in your name?[post_view before=""]

The recent judgement in the matter of Tomlinson and Another v Tomlinson N.O and Others (11764/2015) [2021] ZAKZDHC 8 (19 March 2021) in the Kwazulu-Natal High Court, Durban has drawn attention to whether someone is able to sell a property if he or she is not the registered owner.

Read More

Need more Snymans content?

Sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Properties using borehole water must display a sign

Due to a significantly dry winter across the country, and many dams being alarmingly low, severe water restrictions have been implemented in most regions.

The process to approval for extending a Sectional Title Unit

Both the City of Cape Town and City of Johannesburg Municipalities have instituted Level 2 restrictions, meaning a 20% reduction in consumption, in an attempt to prevent the declaration of a disaster zone as has been done elsewhere in the country.

This means that water usage is limited, particularly for uses that are considered non-essential, such as watering gardens and washing cars.

While the same restrictions do not always apply to those residents making use of borehole water rather than municipal water, everyone is encouraged to reduce water usage and to follow the restriction guidelines.

Should a resident or property owner be making use of borehole water, this should be indicated on a sign on the outside of the property, clearly visible to the public thoroughfare. The necessary signage is available through the relevant municipality upon registration of your borehole, which is a municipal requirement.

If you are uncertain about the days and times at which you are allowed to water your garden, as well as additional regulations regarding water restrictions that you should be aware of, visit the relevant municipality website for details.

‪#‎AskSnymans‬ your property-related legal questions on Facebook.