Media Release 18 June 2019
RAND WATER MAJOR SHUTDOWN
Johannesburg Water advises all residents of the City of Johannesburg that Rand Water which is our main bulk water supplier is planning a major shutdown that will affect all our reservoirs and towers in terms of water supply for 54 hours from 24 June 2019.
The shutdown is on the B11 pipeline to install a 2500mm Butterfly valve from Lethabo to Vereeniging pumping station and this will result in the limited water supply to all Rand Water customers.
Please note that this does not necessarily mean that there will be no water during the 54 hours shutdown period, however, due to the extremely long hours, some of the areas may experience a shortage of water or low pressure.
Johannesburg Water appeals to all residents of the City of Johannesburg to use water sparingly during the shutdown in order to avoid a complete no-water situation and reminds all that that level 1 water restrictions are still in place.
(Note from Linda Blackbeard – please avoid storing water as this will result in a drastic reduction of the water supply.)
The shutdown will also affect a number of municipalities across the Gauteng Province and we apologize for the inconvenience. Report all leaks to the Call Center on 011 375 5555 and follow our social media pages for regular updates.
For media enquiries:
Cllr Nico de Jager
MMC: Environment and Infrastructure Services Department
M : 083 899 2127
E : NicoDe@joburg.org.za