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Soweto, Roodepoort and Southdale water supply recovers

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Johannesburg Water has announced more water cuts that will affect a number of areas after Rand Water isolated the Eikenhof pump station on Wednesday.

According to Water and Sanitation Department spokesperson Sputnik Ratau, this is part of the maintenance work that has been ongoing since Saturday.

“They have done much of the work, but the work will affect certain areas,” he said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Johannesburg Water said the Rand Water shutdown, which was meant to replace the 800mm main valve and bypass valve on the cross-connection of the G23 and Q2 pipelines, was not successful.

“Rand Water was able to complete repairs and started pumping water yesterday afternoon. Most of the Johannesburg Water reservoirs that were affected have recovered.

Affected areas

Roodepoort/Randburg:

Bergbron
Claremont
Delarey
Whiteridge
Roodekrans (all ext)
Wilropark (all ext)
Helderkruin (all ext)
Constantia Kloof (all ext)
Allens Nek (all ext)
Weltevreden (all ext)
Florida Hills
Florida North
Discovery (all ext)
Selwyn
Florida Township
Horison
Horison View
Roodepoort North
Florida Park (all ext)
Constantia Park
Honeydew (all ext)
Zandspruit
Laserpark
Randparkridge
Cosmo City
Lanseria
Thabo Mbeki informal settlement
Olivedale
Sundowner
Northwold
Boskruin
Bromhof
Kya Sands
Bloubosrand
Eagle Canyon
Honeydew View
Poortview
Ruimsig
Wilgeheuwel
Princess
Grobler Park (all ext)
Lindhaven
Little Falls
Harveston
Honeydew (all ext)
parts of Northriding

Langlaagte/ Southdale:

Mondeor
Southgate
Meredale
Alan Manor
Eagles Nest
Southfork
Kibler Heights
Eikenhof
Lougherin A.H
Coronationville
Westbury
Claremont
Triomf
Westdene
Newlands
Greymont
Albertskroon
Albertsville
Langlaagte
Industria
Bosmont
Riverlea
Longdale
Vrededorp
Fordsburg
Brixton
Mayfair
Cottesloe
Janhofmeyer
Rossmore
Hurst Hill
Montclare
Melville
Emmarentia
Auckland Park
Greenside
Westcliff
Parkview
Fairland
Berario
Northcliff (all ext)

Soweto:

Pimville
Power Park
Diepkloof
Orlando East
Orlando West
Dobsonville
Naturena Klipspruit
Meadowlands
Comptonville
Meredale
Moroka
Jabavu
Molapo
Jabulani
Tladi
Moletsane
Mofolo South
Mapetla
Zola
Zondi
Naledi and all extensions
Emdeni
Mofolo north
Mofolo central
parts of Dube
Chiavelo and extensions
Protea North
Protea South
Dhlamini and extensions
Eldoradopark and all extensions
Klipspruit west and Klipspruit

Hospitals affected:

Wilgeheuwel
Flora Clinic
Olivedale
Helen Joseph
Crescent Clinic
Garden City
Rahima Moosa
Baragwanath
Tshepo Themba
Lesedi Clinic

The DA in Gauteng has bemoaned Emfuleni local municipality’s water shortages due to additional water supply reductions imposed on the municipality by Rand Water as a credit control measure since 25 February 2021.

The areas most affected by the water supply reductions are Vereeniging, Evaton, Sebokeng, Vanderbijlpark, Bophelong, Roshnee and Rus-Ter-Vaal.

“It is worrying that water shortages in Emfuleni have been an ongoing issue without a lasting solution between Rand Water and the municipality.

“The residents are now suffering as they have to walk long distances to fetch water for household purposes and are unable to use the ablution facilities,” the party said on Wednesday.

It has called on Gauteng MEC for cooperative governance and traditional affairs Lebogang Maile to facilitate an agreement between Emfuleni administrators and Rand Water.

-The Citizen

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