Its is forbidden to water the garden, wash the car and waste water in any way!
When caught one has to pay fines up to 200'000 Rupees or may even spend some time in prison.
Here a link: Mauritius Now
But biggest waste of water still happens in the rotten pipes of the CWA (Central Water Authority). 49% of the water is lost due to heavy leaking and this since years ... no decades describes the situation better. Without those leaks we would have enough water ... and who gets punished for that ?
The CWA published on their website
the following numbers for the 19.01.2011:Reservoirs
Mare de Vacoas 35.1%
Piton du Milieu 31.1%
Midlands 34%Ground Water Production Reduction
Mocrecellement St.Andre 32%