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Network maintenance to leave parts of Pretoria without water supply

Prepare for water supply interruptions in Hercules (June 20) and Menlo Park (June 25) as Tshwane undertakes crucial maintenance and upgrades to the water system.

Hercules, north of Pretoria and Menlo Park ratepayers are advised to prepare for water supply interruptions this week as Tshwane undertakes maintenance.

Parts of Montana and nearby areas in the north of Pretoria will experience water supply interruptions on Tuesday, June 18, while on Thursday, 20 June, Tshwane will carry out a connection of a newly installed pressure-reducing valve chamber to the existing water reticulation system at Denyssen Street in Hercules.

Menlo Park is scheduled for maintenance work on Tuesday (June 25). The plan is to connect a 200mm diameter water pipe along Lynnwood Road to the supply network.

Metro spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said metro artisans will carry out scheduled maintenance and upgrade work to the water supply in the north of Pretoria area on June 18.

“Tshwane will carry out scheduled maintenance and upgrade work to the water supply in the area Montana Ext 168, between Dr Swanepoel and Veronica roads,” said Mashigo.

This crucial work will take up to 10 hours from 08:00 to 17:00.

The following areas will be affected:

– Christiaansville AH

– Cynthia AH

– De Onderstepoort 300-JR

– Derdepoort 326-JR

– Derdepoortpark

– Doornpoort 295-JR

– Doornpoort extensions

– Hartebeestfontein 324-JR

– Kenley AH

– Montana AH

– Montana extensions

– Montana Park

– Montana Tuine extensions

– Pumulani AH Ext 1

– Sinoville extensions

– Wolmaranspoort AH

Tshwane metro spokesperson Lindela Mashigo.

Mashigo said: “On Thursday, 20 June, Tshwane will carry out a connection of a newly installed pressure-reducing valve chamber to the existing water reticulation system at Denyssen Street in Hercules.”

The work is planned for nine hours from 08:00 until 17:00 and will affect supply to Lady Selborne Ext 1 and Suiderberg Ext 0.

He said in Menlo Park on Tuesday (June 25) the plan is to connect a 200mm diameter water pipe along Lynnwood Road to the supply network.

This operation may impact the supply to consumers in Lower Terrace Road and Ox Street along Lynnwood Road from 08:00 until 18:00.

“Tshwane apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary interruptions.”

He said residents are encouraged to plan accordingly and make water conservation part of their daily routine.

To help mitigate the impact of water supply interruptions and promote sustainable water use, residents are urged to adopt the following water-saving measures:

– Avoid watering gardens with hosepipes or sprinkler systems between 06:00 and 18:00.

– Refrain from washing vehicles with hosepipes.

– Do not fill swimming pools.

– Use grey water for gardening and toilet flushing.

– Report water leaks, burst pipes, and any incidents of water wastage promptly.

Residents can call the following numbers to report water-related problems:

– No water supply, burst water pipes, leaking meters or blocked street sewers: 012 358 9999 / 080 1111 556

– Illegal water connections: 012 358 9060

– Non-payment: 012 345 8514

– Account enquiries: 012 358 9999

The Tshwane metro reiterated its commitment to maintaining and improving the water infrastructure for the benefit of all residents and thanked residents for their co-operation and understanding during these scheduled maintenance activities.

Also read: Load-reduction continues in Soshanguve

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