Tshwane implements water SHUTDOWN for pipeline emergency.

Tshwane implements water SHUTDOWN for pipeline emergency. Image: iStock

Tshwane implements water SHUTDOWN for pipeline emergency

On the morning of 23 November 2023, the City of Tshwane temporarily shut down the water supply, affecting various areas.

Tshwane implements water SHUTDOWN for pipeline emergency.

Tshwane implements water SHUTDOWN for pipeline emergency. Image: iStock

In a critical development, the City of Tshwane executed a temporary water supply shutdown this morning, on 23 November 2023.

The affected areas include Sunnyside, segments of Pretoria CBD, and neighboring locales. The decisive action was taken to address a major emergency leak plaguing a large diameter pipeline situated in Nelson Mandela Drive and Willows Street.

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City technicians are working tirelessly to rectify the situation, with repairs anticipated to conclude by 17:00. Subsequent to the successful resolution, the restoration of the supply will be initiated.

Breakdown of affected areas in Tshwane

However, residents within the supply zone are forewarned that due to the temporary emptiness of the network. A gradual system refill process will be underway before water supply normalizes.

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The impact of this water supply interruption spans across several districts, namely Arcadia, Trevenna, Sunnyside, Freedom Park, parts of Muckleneuk north of the railway line, and sections of Pretoria Central/CBD from Railway to Minnaar streets.

To mitigate the inconvenience. Residents in these areas are urged to use water judiciously during this period.

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City apologises for any inconvenience caused by this water shutdown

The City extends its sincere apologies for any disruptions resulting from this unforeseen shutdown.

“The City apologises for the inconvenience that may arise as a result of this unplanned shutdown,” said the City of Tshwane.

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As efforts are concentrated on resolving the emergency leak and reinstating normalcy to the affected regions. Cooperation from residents in water conservation practices is paramount.

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