Cheryl Kahla
Deputy Online News Editor
2 minute read
22 Aug 2021
8:31 am

Three-day planned water outage in Tshwane postponed

Cheryl Kahla

The outage scheduled for 23 August has been postponed. Here's when Tshwane suburbs will now be without water for 40 hours.

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Earlier this week, Tshwane metro warned the three-day water outage will start on Monday 23 August, during which time Rand Water will conduct maintenance and repairs.

Tshwane water outage

Initial repairs postponed

The water shutdown initially scheduled to begin on Monday has since been postponed. The outage will now begin on Tuesday, 31 August until Thursday, 2 September.

The planned shutdown of Rand Water’s H28 pipeline will allow for the connection of the newly constructed 10km-long H42 pipeline, which runs from Prison Gardens in Quaggaspoort to Gomsand in the City of Tshwane.

According to Rand Water, the new pipeline will supply water to the Hartebeeshoek Reservoir. Unfortunately, residents will have to put up with water interruptions for approximately 40 hours.

Forty-hour ‘interruption inevitable’

Rand Water said the repairs are necessary to achieve a full operation of the H42 pipeline. Spokesperson Lindela Mashigo urged residents to prepare for the outage in advance.

He said, “the magnitude of the work compels the water supply to be shut down for 40 hours, thus a possible interruption is inevitable”.

Mashigo said all reservoirs in the affected areas will be filled to capacity before the shutdown. In addition, water tankers will also be arranged.

A schedule of where the water tankers would be stationed will be communicated before the shutdown. In the meantime, Rand Water urges residents to use water sparingly.

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Tshwane areas affected by the outage

The following areas might be affected by this interruption:

  • Atteridgeville (all extensions)
  • Atteridgeville 744-JR
  • Kwaggasrand
  • Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR
  • Saulsville
  • Schurveberg 488-JQ
  • Skurweplaas 353-JR
  • West Park
  • Louwlardia (all extensions)
  • Highveld (all extensions)
  • Kosmosdal (all extensions)
  • Rooihuiskraal (all extensions)
  • Midstream Estate (all extensions)
  • Blue Hills (all extensions)
  • Brakfontein 390-JR
  • Brakfontein 419-JR
  • Olievenhoutbosch 389-JR
  • Olifantsfontein 410-JR
  • Randjespark Ext 121
  • Randjesfontein 405-JR
  • Country View.

In Centurion, the following areas will be affected: Laudium areas; Laudium extension 1, 2, 3 and 4; Mooiplaats 355-JR; Claudius Ext 1; Erasmia; and Christoburg.