Rand Water 30-hour

Rand Water will implement a 30-hour planned maintenance. Images: Pixabay/ Rand Water Facebook page

Rand Water to implement 30-hour shutdown from FRIDAY

The City of Ekurhuleni and City of Tshwane will be affected by Rand Water’s 30-hour shutdown starting on Friday,

Rand Water 30-hour

Rand Water will implement a 30-hour planned maintenance. Images: Pixabay/ Rand Water Facebook page

At least three municipalities will be affected by the 30-hour planned maintenance scheduled by Rand Water.

The maintenance will start from 03:00 on Friday, 24 February, until 9:00 on Saturday 25 February 2023.


In a statement, Rand Water spokesperson, Makenosi Maroo, said the 30-hour project will entail the implementation of various cross-connections on the entity’s S1, R1 and R5 pipelines to tie-in a portion of the S4 pipeline to the existing S1, R1 and R5 pipelines.

Maroo said this is part of the previously communicated strategy to refurbish and upgrade the infrastructure for sustainability purposes.

“The S1 pipeline runs from the Mapleton Booster Pumping Station to Rynfield Vlakfontein Reservoir, while R1 and R5 pipelines run from Rynfield to Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Tshwane. The S4 pipeline that will be tied-in runs from Van Dyk Park to Rynfield where it will cross connect to S1, R1 and R5,” Maroo said.

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The following municipal customers will experience water supply shortages during this period:

  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality;
  • Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, and
  • Thembisile Hani Local Municipality.

Other customers who will be affected include Spoornet; Corobrik Transvaal (Pty) Ltd; Sammy Marks Museum; Savannah Country Estate Home; and Plot 7 Benoni Agricultural Holdings.

Rand Water 30-hour
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 25: Laudium residents fetch water from a water tanker on September 25, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Many parts of Ekurhuleni Johannesburg and Pretoria have been without water for a few days, this follows a power outage at one of Rand Water’s main reservoirs last week. (Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Theana Breugem)

“The affected municipalities will advise consumers on the extent of the impact of water supply shortages in their respective areas,” Maroo said.

Rand Water has also urged all consumers to use water sparingly.

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