Rand Water says while there are warnings of possible water shortages affecting parts of the city starting 24 June, it is trying its best to avert the situation.
Joburg Water recently warned residents that its chief water supplier is planning a major shutdown that may impact all of the city’s reservoirs and tower supplies for 54 hours.
‼️👩🔧IMPORTANT: @Rand_Water is planning a major shutdown that may affect water supply in Johannesburg and surrounding Gauteng areas. we urge residents to Please use water sparingly. follow @JHBWater for further updates #JoburgUpdates ^NS pic.twitter.com/1JDTbSceJ4— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) June 18, 2019
Rand Water spokesperson Justice Mohale explains that the possible water shortage or low pressure will be as a result of a project worth R600m that will see a new pipeline installed.
It is going to augment our system with 1,300 megalitres of raw water from Lethabo pumping station to Vereeniging pumping station. It is ready now and is ready to be connected with another pipeline which we call B11 pipeline and that is why we have scheduled this period - 24th to 27th June - to connect this pipeline.— Justice Mohale, Spokesperson - Rand Water
Mohale says they are stocking water in its reservoirs and if everything goes well, residents will not be short of water.
Municipal reservoir systems will be having water, we are purifying at the moment and stocking so that during this period we supply water to people.— Justice Mohale, Spokesperson - Rand Water
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