Rand Water has announced plans to cut water supply for at least 54 hours from Monday, 15 November to Wednesday, 17 November 2021 in parts of Gauteng.
According to Rand Water, it is conducting planned maintenance on a raw water pipe that supplies the Vereeniging water purifying plant. The purification plant will not be operational on 15 November 2021 from 5am for a period of 54 hours.
“This will unfortunately impact on water supply from the Rand Water Eikenhof pump station to the South of Johannesburg CBD, Northern and Western areas as supply will be reduced by 25%.”.
“Water supply from the Rand Water Swaartkoppies system to the central CBD will be also reduced by 50%.”
Per the published statement:
Currently, the B19 pipeline has limited usage since it is only fully connected to the B5 pipeline. Completion of work on this shutdown will result in the total integration of three pipelines namely, the B5, B11 and B19 pipelines.
Rand Water has provided the affected municipal customers with a 21-days notification of the scheduled shutdown to allow them to execute their appropriate contingency plans. Therefore, Municipalities should communicate to their affected customers.
Rand water would like to urge all consumers to continue using water sparingly.
However, the water utility added that this won’t be a total cut-off of water supply.
“The term ‘shutdown’ is a technical phrase which has been used over the years to describe a section of the system that may/will be affected by maintenance. Therefore, the use of this phrase is industry norm and well accepted within the water sector. During this period, water will be flowing into the system although this will be in reduced quantities and pressure. Rand Water has issued a 21-days’ notice to the affected customers as some areas may experience water supply shortages”.
Rand Water has provided the affected municipal customers with a 21-days notification of the scheduled shutdown to allow them to execute their appropriate contingency plans.
HERE ARE ALL THE AFFECTED AREAS BELOW: