Soweto

Parts of Soweto experiencing water shortage currently. Photo: Pixabay.com

Parts of SOWETO remain WITHOUT WATER

The burst 700 mm steal water pipe feeding Orlando East and parts of the West in Soweto was not repaired due to technical problems.

Soweto

Parts of Soweto experiencing water shortage currently. Photo: Pixabay.com

An emergency shutdown scheduled for Wednesday, 23 August by Johannesburg Water to repair a major pipe in Soweto, has been uncompleted since.

THE CAUSE OF THE DELAYS TO REPAIR THE PROBLEM IN SOWETO

According to Johannesburg Water, the Orlando East reservoir could not be fixed as yet due to challenges.

“The emergency shutdown repairs that were being conducted on a burst pipe, 700 mm steal water pipe, which feeds Orlando East Reservoir, on Wednesday, 23 August were not completed due to technical problems,” Johannesburg Water updated the residents of Soweto.

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As a result, Johannesburg Water said there is no water inflow into the Orlando East reservoir. This will affect the whole of Orlando East and parts of Orlando West.

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THE SECTIONS AFFECTED IN SOWETO


Some of the areas in Orlando East affected include:

  • Diepkloof
  • Armadale
  • Bosmont
  • Dlamini
  • Dube
  • Power Park

ALSO READJoburg Water announces EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN at these suburbs

WATER TOWERS EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS

Speaking of tower problems, the entity also reported about a burst pipe in Augustus Street, South Hills, which is on the supply line from the South Hills tower.

According to the entity, the water has been isolated (closed) in order for repairs to be conducted. “Customers in the tower zone (South Hills) will be impacted by low pressure to no water during the repairs. The estimated time for completion is 23:00,” said Johannesburg Water yesterday (Wednesday).

In addition, late Tuesday, the South Hills tower experienced loss of water supply. However, technical teams were dispatched to investigate the cause. Water levels were critically low and residents in higher lying areas were warned that they may experience low pressure to no water.

ALSO READWATER SHUTDOWN to plague parts of Joburg POSTPONED

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