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Rand Water plans major shutdown

JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg Water has advised residents to use water sparingly as Rand Water plans a major shutdown for 54 hours from 24 June

A spokesperson for Joburg Water Isaac Dhludhlu said a water shutdown will affect water supply in all reservoirs and towers across the city.

“Joburg Water appeals to all residents of the city of Johannesburg to use water sparingly during the shutdown in order to avoid a complete no-water situation and reminds all that that level 1 water restrictions are still in place,” said Dhludhlu.

He added that the shutdown was on the B11 pipeline to install a 2 500mm butterfly valve from Lethabo to Vereeniging pumping station.

“This will result in a limited water supply to all Rand Water customers. This does not necessarily mean that there will be no water during the 54-hour shutdown period, however, due to the extremely long hours, some of the areas may experience a shortage of water or low pressure.”

Dhludhlu said they would try and capacitate the reservoirs prior to the shutdown.

“Our reservoirs are built to supply water for up to 24 hours. We will not be receiving the normal supply of water during the shutdown but we will monitor consumption to make sure that taps don’t run dry.”

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