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Tshwane Metro Takes Action to Address Water Shortages



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According to Themba Fosi, the MMC for utility services and regional operation, the metro is working hard to restore water in Tshwane. The water shortages have led to low water pressure or, in some areas, no water supply.

Fosi explained that these issues were primarily caused by low water pressure supplied by Rand Water, resulting in multiple-day water outages in areas served by the Mooikloof reservoir. Despite collaborative efforts between the city and Rand Water, it has become clear that Rand Water needs to fulfil its obligations regarding water supply to this area.

In an effort to mitigate this situation, the municipal teams have been working continuously to establish a new pump station at the Wilds, which became operational on a recent Saturday. This initiative has led to a gradual increase in water flow into the Mooikloof reservoir and the restoration of water supply to some low-lying areas the reservoir serves.

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Fosi thanked the municipal teams for their dedication and thanked residents for their patience during this challenging period. He also highlighted concerns about the Garsfontein Reservoir, the city’s main holding reservoir, which has dropped to 19% capacity. The situation is closely monitored due to its significant coverage area in the city’s eastern part.


In addition, reservoirs in Laudium and Atteridgeville are currently empty due to low levels at the Rand Water Brakfontein reservoir. Fosi noted that the water supply in these areas will recover as the Rand Water reservoir improves. However, further details on Rand Water’s progress are still outstanding.

Despite ongoing engagements with Rand Water following an intervention meeting hosted by Minister Senzo Mchunu, inadequate water supply and pressure have continued to disrupt parts of the city. Fosi intends to meet with the Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation to provide feedback on the city’s recent experiences and challenges.

Source: City of Tshwane working hard to restore water to parts of the city

Also read:

Rand Water and City of Tshwane Collaborate for Reliable Water Supply


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