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Joburg Residents Without Water as Faulty Pump Station Causes Outages



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Several areas in Johannesburg, including Hursthill, Crosby, and Brixton, are experiencing water outages due to a faulty pump station. According to IOL, Johannesburg Water explained that one of their systems, the Commando System, had not recovered after the power supply at Rand Water’s Eikenhof pump station and Vereeniging Treatment Plant had been affected earlier this week.

“Bulk supplier, Rand Water, has agreed to pump an additional 100 megalitres overnight to boost capacity in this system,” said Joburg Water. “Johannesburg Water will also continue with closing the Hursthill 2 reservoir outlet overnight to boost capacity for tomorrow (Sunday).”

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Furthermore, the entity said two meters in Sandton will be closed Sunday night from 7 p.m. to Monday as part of its water demand management strategy and to provide relief to the overall system.

“Johannesburg Water will be implementing internal interventions by restricting the flow of water from the reservoir outlets in the Sandton system today (Sunday). This measure is aimed at retaining and improving capacity in the systems,” the entity said in a statement. “The areas supplied by the Linbro Park and Marlboro direct feeds will be affected by no water. It is anticipated that it will take around three hours for the water supply to return to normal flow.”


The water supplier said it will monitor and provide updates as the situation improves.

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