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.
Roodekrans (all ext)
Wilropark (all ext)
Helderkruin (all ext)
Constantia Kloof (all ext)
Allens Nek (all ext)
Weltevreden (all ext)
Discovery (all ext)
Florida Park (all ext)
Honeydew (all ext)
Thabo Mbeki informal settlement
Grobler Park (all ext)
Honeydew (all ext)
parts of Northriding
Northcliff (all ext)
Naledi and all extensions
parts of Dube
Chiavelo and extensions
Dhlamini and extensions
Eldoradopark and all extensions
Klipspruit west and Klipspruit
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.
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