Joburg residents told to store water ahead of shutdown

  • Rand Water has reminded Johannesburg residents of a planned outage for next week, advising that they should store water.
  • Rand water says the purpose of the shutdown is to install isolation valves and conduct systems updates at Rand Water’s Eikenhof pump station.
  • The shutdown is expected to last for roughly 40 hours between 11th and 13th July next week.

Johannesburg residents continue to have a tough time of things as the latest issue they will need to deal with is a lack of access to water come next week. This as Rand Water has a planned outage set for roughly 44 hours between 11th and 13th July, starting at 19:00 next week Tuesday.

According to the utility, the reason for the outage is to install isolation valves and conduct systems updates at Rand Water’s Eikenhof pump station.

“During the shutdown, Johannesburg Water infrastructure supplied by Rand Water’s Eikenhof pump station will be affected by no water supply, as well as areas receiving direct water supply from Rand Water. It is estimated that full recovery of the systems may take approximately five days or longer after the supply has been fully restored,” Johannesburg Water said in a statement.

Johannesburg Water says it is currently planning for alternative water supply for critical infrastructure during this time, noting that hospitals, clinics, schools, municipal offices, police stations, and shopping centres, will be looked at.

As for the areas in and around Johannesburg that will be affected by the Rand Water outage, the following has been detailed per SA News:

Roodepoort/Randburg areas
•    Boschkop reservoir
•    Randpark Ridge reservoir
•    Cosmo City reservoir
•    Constantia tower and pump station
•    Helderkruin Tower
•    Helderkruin reservoir
•    Corriemoor reservoir
•    Fairland reservoir
•    Waterval tower
•    Quellerina tower
•    Florida North tower and pump station
•    Horison/ Finch tower
•    Honeydew reservoir
•    Honeydew tower
•    Olivedale reservoir
•    Blairgowrie reservoir
•    Linden 1 reservoir
•    Linden 1 tower
•    Linden 2 reservoir
•    Kensington B reservoir
•    Kensington B tower

•    Aeroton reservoir
•    Aeroton tower
•    Berea reservoir
•    Parktown 1 and 2 reservoir
•    Brixton reservoir
•    Brixton tower
•    Crosby reservoir
•    Hurstihill 1 and 2 reservoirs
•    Northcliff reservoir
•    Northcliff tower
•    Crown Gardens reservoir
•    Crown Gardens towers
•    Foresthill tower
•    Hector Norris pump station
•    Yeoville 1, 2 and 3 reservoirs.

•    Orange Farm reservoir
•    Ennerdale 1, 2 and 3 reservoirs
•    Lawley reservoir.

•    Eagles Nest reservoir
•    Kibler Park reservoir
•    Alan Manor reservoir
•    Glenvista reservoir.

Soweto areas
•    Chiawelo reservoir
•    Jabulani tower
•    Zondi reservoir
•    Zondi tower
•    Bramfischer reservoir 1
•    Doornkop reservoir
•    Naturena reservoir
•    Meadowlands 1 and 2 reservoirs
•    Orlando East reservoir
•    Diepkloof reservoir
•    Power Park 1 and 2 reservoirs
•    Jabulani reservoir.”

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