Joburg Water announces shutdown in these areas for TODAY

Joburg Water announces shutdown in these areas for TODAY Photos: Stock/Canva

Joburg Water announces shutdown in these areas for TODAY

Parts of Johannesburg will be left without water TODAY after Joburg Water announced a planned shutdown. Here is the affected areas.

Joburg Water announces shutdown in these areas for TODAY

Joburg Water announces shutdown in these areas for TODAY Photos: Stock/Canva

Some areas in Johannesburg will be kicking off the month of August with dry taps after Joburg Water announced a planned shutdown.

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JOBURG WATER ANNOUNCED THAT THESE AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED

On Tuesday, 1 August 2023, the following areas will be affected by the water shutdown from 08:00 to 18:00:

  • Witkoppen,
  • Craigavon and parts of Kengies

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Affected streets include:

  • Campbell Road,
  • Cedar Road,
  • Uranium Street,
  • Granite Road,
  • Bushwillow Avenue,
  • Willow Avenue,
  • Elm Avenue,
  • Poplar Place,
  • Jacaranda Avenue,
  • Pine Avenue,
  • Frederick,
  • Lombardy Road

Joburg Water said the reason for the interruption is due to a tie-in from existing 160mm AC pipe to 110m UPVC pipe (PRV1 and 2).

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THE SHUTDOWN AFFECTING AREAS IN THE SOUTH IN AUGUST

On 7 August the following areas will experience water shutdown from 06:00 to 18:00:

  • Lenasia,
  • Lenasia South,
  • Anchorville,
  • Lehae,
  • Zakariyya Park,
  • Vlakfontein,
  • Finetown,
  • Ennerdale South and extensions – including all streets.

“Reason for interruption: Maintenance work is required on the bulk pipeline to ensure improved water supply.”

Joburg Water

Joburg Water furthermore said that water tankers will be provided if the shutdown exceeds 24 hours.

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Hospitals, clinics, schools, police stations, shopping centres and municipal offices will receive alternative water supply.

Rand Water

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A THREE-DAY-LONG WATER OUTAGE WAS SEEN LAST MONTH

This outage comes at the back of a three-day-long water outage between  12 July and 14 July.

“To give context into the recovery process, water is not like electricity. When power comes back after a power failure, one can hit a switch and the light comes back almost immediately. Water, on the other hand, is supplied through a long series of pipelines. If a reservoir goes low or empty, as the majority of them did during the shutdown, it sometimes takes days and even weeks to recover that storage.”

Joburg Water

SEVERAL AREAS WERE AFFECTED BY THE WATER SHUTDOWN LAST MONTH

The shutdown caused taps to run dry in many parts of the city, with northern and southern areas suffering the most. Although Rand Water completed the maintenance on record time, the recovery of the reservoirs took a bit of time.

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