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Hours-long water disruption expected in parts of Pretoria

Maintenance to the utility’s Mapleton booster station on Friday, August 25 may lead to water disruptions.

The Tshwane metro has announced a water supply interruption for the east of Pretoria on Friday August 25.

Spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said the interruption was due to Rand Water maintaining its Mapleton booster station.
He said the repair work was expected to take eight hours, from 09:00 until 17:00 and will affect Vlakfontein and Bronberg, the Rand Water reservoirs that supply Tshwane.

List of the areas that will be impacted by the planned maintenance:

– Corobrick Plant, Carina Street and Garsfontein reservoirs

– Elardus Park, Kilner Park, Klapperkop, Koedoesnek LL, Magalieskruin, Mamelodi R1, Mamelodi R2, Montana, Moreleta, Murrayfield, Parkmore HL and Parkmore LL reservoirs.

– Queenswood, Sinoville HL, Sinoville LL, Villieria Peak Tanks, Waverley HL, Gastonbury, Graham Road meter (currently not in use), Hatherley meter, Koedoesnek, Midas and Leander meters, Mooikloof, Nellmapius, Sammy Marks Museum meter and Savannah reservoirs.

These reservoirs supply areas such as Lynnwood, Mamelodi, Lydiana, Garsfontein, Ashlea Gardens, Constantia Park, Menlyn, Wonderboom and other parts supplied by them will be affected.

Mashigo said the city apologised for the inconvenience that may arise.

Residents were urged to save water by doing the following:

– Check and fix all leaks on your property.

– Take shorter showers and turn off the shower while soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse.

– Put a full load into your washing machine and dishwasher before starting a wash cycle.

– Cut down the amount of water flushed down the toilet by placing a 2-litre plastic bottle full of water in the water tank (cistern) of your toilet.

– When washing dishes by hand, do not leave the water running to rinse dishes.

– Use greywater (from the washing machine, basins, shower and bath) in the garden.

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