Tshwane water shutdown

The City of Tshwane announced an eight-hour water shutdown on Monday. Image: Shutterstock.

The City of Tshwane announced a 12-hour water shutdown

Tshwane City’s upcoming 12-hour water shutdown, slated for 6 December 2023, is poised to disrupt services in the affected areas.

Tshwane water shutdown

The City of Tshwane announced an eight-hour water shutdown on Monday. Image: Shutterstock.

In a bid to enhance the water supply network in Silverton. The City of Tshwane has scheduled crucial upgrading work set to take place on Wednesday, 6 December 2023.

The maintenance operation is vital for optimising the efficiency of the Garstfontein Direct 5 Reservoir areas that cater to several suburbs.

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Commencing at 8:00 and anticipated to conclude by 20:00 on the same day. This essential undertaking will endure for 12 hours.

Areas to be affected in Tshwane

  • La Concode
  • Meyers Park Ext 8
  • Nelimapius Proper and Ext 9 to 12
  • Salieshoek
  • Silverton Ext 5, 7, and 11

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“The City apologises profusely for the inconvenience that may be caused by this planned upgrading work,” said City of Tshwane.

Emphasising the necessity of these upgrades. The municipal authorities urge residents to make necessary arrangements to mitigate any inconveniences arising from the temporary disruption.

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The City of Tshwane advises residents to store sufficient water for essential needs. Also to plan activities accordingly to minimise the impact.

What are residents urged to do?

Residents are strongly encouraged to incorporate essential water conservation practices into their daily lives.

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This includes refraining from watering gardens or using sprinkler systems between 6:00 and 18:00, avoiding the use of hosepipes for washing vehicles, and refraining from filling swimming pools.

Additionally, residents are urged to consistently utilize greywater for gardening and toilet flushing. Installing water-saving devices is advised whenever feasible.

Furthermore, proactive reporting of water leaks, burst pipes, and any instances of water wastage is essential for fostering a sustainable water usage culture within the community.