Rand’s water teams completed work at the Zwartkopjes pumping station on Wednesday night. The plant has begun pumping to the Yeovil and Meredil reservoirs in southern Johannesburg and the central business district.
- The Rand water outage is scheduled to end at 05:00 on Friday.
- However, residents provided by the Eikenhof Booster Pump Station are reminded that it can take up to two weeks for the system to recover.
- Rand Water says water has already been restored in some areas.
Rand Water said it would complete the maintenance at 05:00 Friday on schedule.
The 58-hour outage from the wholesale water supply, which began on Tuesday evening and is affecting most of Johannesburg, has only a few more hours left.
Rand Water completed work on the Zwartjkopjes Booster Pump Station on Wednesday night.
Spokesman Makinosi Maru said the booster station, which pumps water to areas in south Johannesburg and the Central Business District, has begun pumping water to the Yeovil and Meridal reservoirs. The system will be fully restored by 19:00 on Monday.
Work was completed on the Daleside Booster Pump Station, which supplies Ennerdale, Orange Farm and Lawley, on Wednesday morning and the water supply to the area has been restored.
Water tankers supplying the Deleside areas “redeployed to supply those in need, such as the Randburgh, Roodepoort and Southdale areas”.
Some areas in Randburg, Roodepoort, Soweto, south Johannesburg and Lanesia, supplied by the Eikenhof Booster Pump Station, ran out of water early Tuesday night.
Maru said work on the Eikenhof station would be finished as scheduled on Friday.
“The work at the Eckenhof pumping station is progressing well, is on schedule and will be completed by [Friday]. “
Residents supplied by Eikenhof are reminded that it may take up to two weeks for the system to recover.
The return of water at 05:00 does not necessarily mean that water will flow into the taps at that time. The Johannesburg Water Company supplied water to the affected areas through water tanks and roving water tankers.
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