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There is possible water supply interruption in Tshwane from Monday, 17 June. Image: iStock

Rand Water to carry out urgent upgrades in these parts of Tshwane

Rand Water is conducting urgent 12-hour upgrades in some bulk metres in the City of Tshwane. Here are the affected areas.

Rand Water Tshwane

There is possible water supply interruption in Tshwane from Monday, 17 June. Image: iStock

Supply may be interrupted in parts of Tshwane as Rand Water undertakes urgent upgrades in some bulk metres in the city. 

The maintenance is scheduled from 18:00 on Monday, 17 June, until 6:00 on Tuesday, 18 June. 

RAND WATER UPGRADES IN THE CITY OF TSHWANE 

The City of Tshwane said Rand Water would replace and upgrade some of the bulk water metres that supply various reservoirs in the metro’s regions. 

The municipality said that, where possible, the affected reservoirs will be filled to capacity before maintenance. However, water supply may be interrupted during the upkeep period. 

The following areas might be affected by the interruption:

  • Christoburg (all extensions)
  • Claudius (all extensions)
  • Erasmia(all extensions)
  • Franspoort 
  • Gem Valley ext 1
  • Glenway Estate 
  • Laudium (all extensions)
  • Leeuwfontein
  • Mahube Valley (all extensions)
  • Mamelodi (all extensions)
  • Mooiplaats
  • Nooitgedacht 
  • Pienaarspoort
  • Pienaarspoort ext 2
  • Pretoria Town 
  • Pretoria Townlands

The City of Tshwane also apologised for the inconvenience that may be encountered due to the Rand Water maintenance work.

METRO AND DWS SIGN COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT

Earlier this week, the City of Tshwane took significant steps to tackle its water and sanitation challenges by formalising partnerships with key stakeholders.

Among these partners, the National Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is playing a pivotal role, offering both regulatory oversight and technical and financial resources to address issues such as the Hennops River pollution, the Rooiwal Wastewater Treatment Works, and staffing shortages.

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Tshwane Mayor, Cilliers Brink with stakeholders during the launch of the R33 million water security project in 2023. Image: X/@CityTshwane

Tshwane City Manager Johann Mettler and Deputy Director-General for Water and Sanitation Services Dr. Risimati Mathye signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Tshwane House.

This agreement outlines a collaboration on various strategic areas, including infrastructure planning, water resource management, and capacity building for municipal officials. Additionally, the MoU aims to leverage the strengths of both entities to develop effective solutions for the city’s pressing water and sanitation issues.

Mathye said they are pleased by the will and zeal shown by the city in ensuring collaborative efforts.

“Addressing our major water challenges requires a joint effort between the city and key water stakeholders, with the DWS being a key player,” Mathye added.

In addition, a flagship engineering candidacy development program is in advanced stages of discussion. This initiative will involve the secondment of candidate engineers and professional engineers to Tshwane for three years.

The DWS will provide free mentorship through its database of mentors to help these engineers obtain professional registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Also, this program is expected to enhance the city’s compliance with new ECSA Identification of Engineering Work Regulations.