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Scheduled Maintenance to Impact Water Pressure in Sections of Pretoria



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Planned maintenance on Wednesday, January 21, is poised to disrupt water pressure in parts of Pretoria, warns Tshwane, as Rand Water projects a decrease in pressure at two of its systems. Initiated by Eskom on a transformer supplying the Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Plant, the maintenance, starting at 08:00 and concluding by 15:00, prompts a 23% reduction in the Palmiet system’s pumping capacity and a 25% reduction in the Mapleton system. Residents of regions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 are advised to expect lower water pressure on the specified day.

Selby Bokaba, the metro spokesperson, emphasises the importance of water conservation during the planned maintenance. Additionally, residents should report water leaks, burst pipes, and instances of water wastage to designated hotlines. Contact numbers include 012 358 9999, 080 1111 556, or 012 358 9060 for illegal water connections. The affected areas supplied by the Mapleton and Palmiet systems encompass numerous extensions and neighbourhoods in Tshwane, including Mooikloof, Waterkloof, Garsfontein, Mamelodi, Villieria, and more.

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Residents should save water during this period. Recommendations include:

  • refraining from watering gardens between 06:00 and 18:00, 
  • avoiding vehicle washing with hosepipes and 
  • refraining from filling swimming pools. 

Other suggestions involve:

  • using low-flow showerheads,
  • tap aerators.
  • dual-flush toilet cisterns, and
  • installing water-saving devices.

Promoting responsible water consumption, the city also encourages using greywater for gardens and toilets and regular checks for leaks in toilets and taps. These measures aim to alleviate the impact of the expected water pressure reduction.

Source: Planned maintenance to affect water pressure in parts of Pretoria


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