The Rand Water planned shutdown will occur in July, specifically from July 11 to July 13, impacting various areas and reservoirs supplied by Rand Water.
Initially planned for June, Rand Water rescheduled the shutdown to provide relief to areas facing water supply challenges in the weeks leading up to the initial dates. The purpose of the shutdown is to carry out essential work, including installing a new pipeline, the tie-in between the A19 and B14, and upgrades to the Eikenhof pump station.
Several Rand Water reservoirs will be affected during this period, including Meredale 1 and 2, Waterval 1 and 2, Weltevreden, Roodepoort, and Foresthill 1, 2, and 3. Additionally, the Yeoville reservoir supplied by Johannesburg Water will also experience disruptions.
Residents in areas directly supplied by Rand Water, such as Roodepoort, Randburg, Soweto, and Langlaagte/Southdale, including Mondeor, Southgate, Meredale, and many others, should anticipate water outages during the shutdown. Johannesburg Water works on alternative water supply arrangements for critical locations like hospitals, clinics, schools, municipal offices, police stations, and shopping centres.
The total recovery of the water supply systems may take approximately five days or longer once the supply is fully restored. Johannesburg Water will provide regular updates through its official social media platforms to keep residents informed about the progress of the shutdown and subsequent restoration of water services.
As the Rand Water shutdown approaches, residents in the affected areas must make necessary preparations and follow the guidance provided by Johannesburg Water to minimise inconveniences during this necessary maintenance period.
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