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Six municipalities will be affected by Rand Water’s 53-hour planned shutdown. Image: Flickr

Rand Water: Six municipalities to be affected by 53-hour shutdown

At least 26 areas in Ekurhuleni alone will be affected by the 53-hour planned shutdown by Rand Water this week.

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Six municipalities will be affected by Rand Water’s 53-hour planned shutdown. Image: Flickr

The 53-hour planned maintenance by portable water supplier, Rand Water, on its existing pipeline from 11 August will affect 6 municipalities.  

The maintenance will last until 22:00 on 13 August 2022 and is set to affect 26 areas in the City of Ekurhuleni alone. 


Rand Water which supplies Gauteng, Free State, Mpumalanga and parts of North West has scheduled the planned maintenance on its S4 Pipeline to tie in a new portion of the pipeline to the existing one. 

According to the water supplier, the project will reportedly entail the implementation of various cross connections before the S4 Pipeline is commissioned. 

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Areas that will be affected by the shutdown. Image via Facebook/ City of Ekurhuleni.

The S4 Pipeline runs from the Mapleton  Booster Pumping Station to Van Dyk Park. The new portion of the pipeline that will be tied in runs from Van Dyk Park to Rynfield, Rand Water said.


Municipal customers from the following municipalities will experience water shortages: 

  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan
  • Tshwane Metropolitan
  • Thembisile Hani Local Municipality 
  • Victor Khanye Local Municipality
  • Govan Mbeki Local Municipality
  • Lesedi Local Municipality

Some affected areas in Ekurhuleni include:

  • Benoni, Daveyton and Etwatwa (Hillcrest, Crystal Park, Mayfield, Chief Albert Luthuli amongst others)
  • Brakpan and Springs (Gugulethu/ Everest, Vulcania, Bakerton, SunairPark higher lying area, Slovo Park amongst others)
  • Tsakane (Langaville, Labore, Withok and Geliksdal)

Rand Water said it has informed all affected municipalities and direct customers. 

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

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