The northern areas of the City of Tshwane have seen a welcomed improvement in the water supply. Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa, Mabopane, and Winterveldt have experienced significant disruptions in their water supply following a thunderstorm and subsequent power outage at Rand Water’s Zuikerbosch water treatment plant on September 19 and 21. This situation left Rand Water’s Hartebeeshoek reservoir, responsible for supplying these areas, empty.
However, Metro spokesperson Selby Bokaba provided some relief by announcing that the water supply to Soshanguve was fully restored over the weekend. Furthermore, water supply has also been reinstated to all low-lying areas of Ga-Rankuwa, Mabopane, and Winterveldt.
While the situation is improving, Bokaba emphasised the importance of water conservation in the low-lying areas to assist the reservoirs in their recovery process. As reservoir levels gradually increase, high-lying regions should receive water as well.
The city has taken measures to alleviate the situation by dispatching water tankers to the affected areas in collaboration with ward councillors. The city has sincerely apologised to residents inconvenienced by these water outages.
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