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Joburg Water Announces Today’s Shutdown in Affected Areas



Joburg Water Announces Today's Shutdown in Affected Areas

On Tuesday, 1 August 2023, residents in Witkoppen, Craigavon, and parts of Kengies will experience a water shutdown from 08:00 to 18:00. Affected streets include Campbell Road, Cedar Road, Uranium Street, Granite Road, Bushwillow Avenue, Willow Avenue, Elm Avenue, Poplar Place, Jacaranda Avenue, Pine Avenue, Frederick, and Lombardy Road. Joburg Water announced that the interruption is necessary due to a tie-in from the existing 160mm AC pipe to the 110mm UPVC pipe (PRV1 and 2) as reported by SA People.

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Furthermore, on 7 August, a water shutdown from 06:00 to 18:00 will impact Lenasia, Lenasia South, Anchorville, Lehae, Zakariyya Park, Vlakfontein, Finetown, Ennerdale South, and their extensions, including all streets. This shutdown is for maintenance work on the bulk pipeline to ensure improved water supply, as stated by Joburg Water.

In the event that the shutdown exceeds 24 hours, Joburg Water assures that water tankers will be provided. Hospitals, clinics, schools, police stations, shopping centres, and municipal offices will receive an alternative water supply from Rand Water.

This planned shutdown follows a three-day-long water outage between 12 July and 14 July. Joburg Water explained that water’s recovery process differs from electricity, as water is supplied through a complex network of pipelines and reservoirs. Consequently, restoring water supply may take days or even weeks after a shutdown, especially when reservoir levels have been significantly affected.


Last month’s water shutdown affected numerous areas in the city, with the northern and southern regions experiencing the most significant impact. While Rand Water completed the maintenance promptly, the recovery of reservoir levels took additional time.

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