Water outages in Pretoria have raised significant concerns as the Tshwane Municipality grapples with a critical water supply issue. Water levels have reached alarmingly low, particularly impacting reservoirs such as Mooikloof. This concerning situation prompted a swift response from the municipality’s spokesperson, Lindela Mashigo, who revealed that a team of seasoned technicians, consisting of both municipal and Rand Water experts, is actively assessing the situation on-site and diligently working toward a long-term solution.
In addition to addressing the Mooikloof reservoir concerns, the city is collaborating with water utility engineers to enhance the supply to Klapperkop and Carina Street reservoirs. These reservoirs are crucial in providing water to Muckleneuk, Sunnyside, Arcadia, and portions of Waterkloof Ridge.
Recognising the gravity of the situation, Mashigo appealed to residents in affected areas to exercise prudent water usage, given the significant strain on the metro’s water network throughout the capital. He stressed the importance of adhering to this call for water conservation to prevent undue stress on the system, which could ultimately lead to water shortages.
Ward 59 councillor Shaun Wilkinson further underscored the seriousness of the situation by warning that water levels in the Klapperkop Reservoir had dangerously diminished. Water would be redirected from the Carina Reservoir to mitigate the impact.
The municipality issued a communication on Monday evening, notifying residents in the Salvokop Reservoir zone of an upcoming shutdown required for water leakage repairs to keep residents informed. The municipality assured residents that it would reinstate the water supply promptly upon completing the necessary repairs.
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