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Several reservoirs in Joburg experiencing ‘low or critically low levels’, warns city residents



Joburg Water has warned residents of several areas, urging them to reduce their water usage due to low or critically low levels at certain reservoirs. In a statement on Thursday, the organization identified the affected reservoirs and the reasons for their current status as reported by the Times Live.

The Yeoville, Berea, and Parktown 2 reservoirs are being flushed by both Rand Water and Johannesburg Water teams to remove air from the network, after which the reservoirs will start to build capacity.

At the Commando system, a lower supply from Rand Water is affecting reservoirs and towers, and the Brixton reservoir outlet is currently isolated to maintain capacity. Meanwhile, the Crown Gardens system levels are low, and there may be outlet isolation if there is a rapid decrease.

The South Hills tower is experiencing critically low levels due to reduced supply from Rand Water, and the Johannesburg Water and Rand Water teams are investigating the cause. The Randjieslaagte reservoir is currently at low levels but recovering gradually. The Alexander Park reservoir is currently low but stable.

The reduced supply at Commando is attributed to a power failure at Rand Water’s works, which has resulted in a 17% reduction in water supply from the Eikenhof pump station.


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