Joburg water

Johannesburg Water says water services could return back to normal on Wednesday morning. Image: Twitter

Joburg water deployed 17 water tankers amid water outages

Joburg Water says they have registered steady improvement at Crown Gardens reservoir that left thousands without water.

Joburg water

Johannesburg Water says water services could return back to normal on Wednesday morning. Image: Twitter

Johannesburg Water deployed an extra 17 mobile water tankers to residents as they continue to have water outages.

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The utility’s spokesperson, Nombuso Shabalala says systems are stabilising in Eagles Nest, Alan Manor, Naturena, Linden, Honeydew, and Boschkop.

Joburg Water registered steady improvement at Crown Gardens reservoir that left thousands of residents without water in many suburbs this week.

17 water tankers deployed. Image: Twitter

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She said that the Crown Gardens system has improved and pumps at the reservoir commenced. “The Entity’s technical teams started pumping via the Crown Gardens reservoir and tower in the early hours of Saturday morning”.

High-lying areas will soon be able to get water with low pressures as the system gradually fills up.

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“At 07:00 this morning, the outlet of the reservoir was partially opened to allow for the system to start increasing volume. Hence the residents in the low-lying areas will start to receive water during the day, albeit with poor pressure, until the system is fully charged.”


The mobile water tankers can be found in the following areas:


  • Crosby Clinic
  • Brixton: Rus Road
  • Brixton Recreation Centre
  • Coronationville Recreation Centre
  • Coronationville: Slovo Informal Settlement
  • Westdene Engen Garage
  • Melville: First Ave, Main Road
  • Melville: Seventh street, Second corner
  • Roberstham
  • Crown Gardens, 2 water tankers

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“I have noted with concern communication from Rand Water indicating continued service interruptions after a power outage affected the pipeline network at the Vereeniging Water Treatment Plant earlier this week,” said Joburg Mayor Thapelo Amad, as previously reported.

While Rand Water’s bulk pumping has fully recovered, Joburg Mayor said the local water systems battle the knock-on effect and reservoirs are currently at critically low levels.