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Rand Water says that it will take a few days to restore water supply in Ekurhuleni and Tshwane. Images: Twitter @Rand_Water.

Rand Water cancels 30-hour shutdown in Tshwane

Rand Water has cancelled its 30-hour shutdown that was scheduled for 15 16 August and would have affected parts of Tshwane.

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Rand Water says that it will take a few days to restore water supply in Ekurhuleni and Tshwane. Images: Twitter @Rand_Water.

Potable water supplier Rand Water has cancelled the 30-hour shutdown that would have affected various parts of Tshwane.

Initially, the shutdown was scheduled to take place at 05:00 on 30 July to 11:00 on 31 July 2023 it was postponed to 15 – 16 August and has been cancelled.


The City of Tshwane previously said the water utility’s technicians will conduct repairs on leaks at the Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Plant and also replace valves at both the Palmiet Booster Station and the Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Plant.

Rand Water reservoirs such as Klipriviersberg, Klipfontein, Brakfontein and Hartebeesthoek would have been affected by the shutdown.

The City said Rand Water indicated that the repair of the leaks will still be executed in-situ without reducing the load.

“The other works that require load reduction will be planned at a later stage when the consumption is at the reduced level,” the municipality said.

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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)


Recently, Rand Water recently revealed that it is facing a significant challenge concerning outstanding debts owed by various municipalities and is deeply concerned by the escalating debts owed to it and the failure to respect bulk water purchase and debt settlement agreements.

Rand Water spokesperson Makenosi Maroo said they have relentlessly attempted to resolve and accommodate non-paying municipalities and entered into bilateral agreements through intergovernmental relations forums. However, the situation has not improved and reached a deadlock.

Maroo said Rand Water has no choice but to pursue legal action to enforce adherence to the existing agreements to secure financial stability.

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