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Water cuts: Contingency measures in place, Gauteng Health Dept says

The Gauteng Health Department says plans are in place to ensure health facilities are not affected by the water interruptions

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The Gauteng Health Department says it remains on high alert and contingency plans are in place should water supply be interrupted in hospitals and other health facilities.

Rand Water is interrupting supply for 54 hours due to planned maintenance from Monday morning, 15 November 2021. Areas including City of Joburg, Emfuleni, the West Rand, Merafong, Madibeng as well as Mogale City are affected.

“Despite no reported water interruptions in health facilities this morning (Monday, 15 November) the department continues to monitor the situation across its facilities,” said spokesperson Kwara Kekana.

The utility has clarified that it is not a complete shutdown but a reduction of supply – and could provide assistance, in the event of there not being a shortage in a particular area.


The Gauteng Health Department says it has put together plans to ensure health facilities in the municipal area are not adversely affected by the planned interruptions.

“Water tankers and mobile toilets have been deployed by Joburg Water in various health facilities such as Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital and Helen Joseph Hospital among others. This is in addition to existing reservoir resources in the various health facilities that fall in the affected areas of the planned water interruption”

Gauteng Health Department spokesperson Kwara Kekana

Kekana says facility managers have also put plans in place to ensure there is minimised use of water in non-essential areas.