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Eikenhof pump station operating at full capacity – confirms Joburg Water



Eikenhof pump station

A major trip at City Power’s Orlando Switching Station on Thursday disrupted the water supply to various parts of Johannesburg, leaving thousands of residents without water. However, Johannesburg Water infrastructure has reported that supply is gradually recovering, with the Eikenhof pump station operating at total capacity on Friday morning after pumping resumed the previous afternoon, as per Jacaranda FM.

According to Nombuso Shabalala, spokesperson for Johannesburg Water, it will still take some time for the affected reservoirs and towers to stabilise fully. Customers in areas directly supplied by the Eikenhof pump station have had their water restored. In addition to closely monitoring the reservoirs and towers impacted by the outage, Johannesburg Water provides alternative water sources to critical institutions like hospitals, clinics, and schools.

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Shabalala cautioned that there is currently no specific timeframe for the complete recovery of the system. Several reservoir outlets have been isolated or closed, and pumps to pre-determined towers have been disconnected due to low reservoir levels to expedite recovery. Among the affected towers are the Crown Gardens Reservoir and Tower, Brixton Reservoir and Tower, Honeydew Reservoir and Tower, Crosby Reservoir, Hursthill 1 and 2 reservoirs, Aeroton Reservoir, Constantia Tower, Florida North Tower, Eagle Nest Reservoir, and Linden Tower. Some of these towers are either empty or critically low, while other reservoirs remain empty.

Johannesburg Water is working diligently to restore regular water supply to all affected areas and appreciates the patience and understanding of residents during this challenging time.


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