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Johannesburg Water warned residents that there will be a 58-hour planned shutdown from TODAY. Over 100 areas will be affected from 13 July.
WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTIONS IN THESE JHB AREAS
Rand Water said that the shutdown would allow it to tie the A19 and B14 lines with a new pipeline and install isolation valves and apply system upgrades at the Eikenhof pump station.
The shutdown was previously planned for last month, but Johannesburg Water said that it requested a postponement in order to provide relief to areas that had been experiencing water supply challenges in the preceding weeks.
Areas receiving water directly from rand water will also be affected by the shutdown. Rand Water furthermore said that it would takeroughly five days or more for the normal water supply to be restored.
HERE IS THE 138 AREAS ACROSS JOHANNESBURG THAT WILL BE AFFECTED
The following 138 areas across the City of Johannesburg will be affected by the outage: