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Still no certainty on when water will be restored in some parts of Joburg

1 March 2021 5:02 PM
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Joburg Water communications officer Eleanor Mavimbela gives an update on the water shutdown by Rand Water.

The planned 30-hour water shutdown by Rand Water is still ongoing.

The utility shutdown water on Saturday at around 1pm to replace an 800-meter valve and a bypass valve, affecting parts of the city.

Speaking to John Perlman, City of Johannesburg waters communications officer Eleanor Mavimbela says Rand Water informed them on Monday morning that they encountered problems.

RELATED: Rand Water to cut water for 30-hours for Joburg residents

The shutdown that was planned for the weekend was not successful. There was a faulty main isolating valve at the pump that could not close.

Eleanor Mavimbela, Communications Officer - Joburg Water

What is happening now, they have managed to deal with the challenge and they have started pumping into the reservoirs.

Eleanor Mavimbela, Communications Officer - Joburg Water

I can't at the moment estimate when water will back but we will keep communicating.

Eleanor Mavimbela, Communications Officer - Joburg Water

Khathutshelo Maumela, executive manager of bulk water distribution at Rand Water says It is going to take about 30 hours to fix the problem as they have to replace a valve.

Listen to the full interview below...




1 March 2021 5:02 PM
Tags:
Water
Rand Water
shutdown

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