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Multiple Johannesburg Areas Experience 17-Hour Water Interruptions



17-hour water interruption in Johannesburg

Johannesburg Water previously issued a notice of a 17-hour water interruption. These disruptions commenced on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 15:00 and concluded at 08:00 today on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. According to SAPeople, this maintenance work aimed to replace a malfunctioning 800mm Stafford meter by Rand Water, a necessary step to ensure the water supply system’s efficiency.

Johannesburg Water devised measures to minimise this maintenance’s impact on customers. However, customers in the affected areas had to prepare for some inconvenience during this period.

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Several reservoirs were affected by the 17-hour interruption:

  1. Parktown Reservoir 1: No significant impact was anticipated
  2. Parktown Reservoir 2: Water supply was reduced to approximately 40%, leading to low pressure to no water conditions in the supply zone. Customers had to reduce their water consumption to mitigate the impact and facilitate a quicker recovery.
  3. Dunkeld reservoir: The inlet valve was closed to reduce the impact on Parktown Reservoir 2. Consequently, customers in this supply zone experienced low pressure to no water.
  4. Berea reservoir: The outlet was throttled, reducing the water supply to approximately 30%. Like other areas, residents had low pressure to no water conditions. Residents had to limit water usage to minimise the disruption and aid in swiftly restoring services.
  5. Hursthill Reservoir 1: No adjustments were made due to network configuration, resulting in low pressure and no water in the supply zone.
  6. Hursthill Reservoir 2: The outlet was closed during the shutdown period, leading to low pressure to no water conditions in the supply zone.

Johannesburg Water implemented alternative water supply arrangements to alleviate the inconvenience caused by the scheduled maintenance work. Residents in these areas had to plan accordingly, reduce water consumption, and cooperate with the relevant authorities during this period of interruption.

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Picture: Facebook / Johannesburg Water

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