Rand water outage: Water has started flowing into major areas of Joburg

Rand water outage: Water has started flowing into major areas of Joburg

Water will start flowing into the Eikenhof Booster Station on Thursday evening, just before the Friday 05:00 deadline.

Eikenhof takes water from the Rand Water and distributes it to the greater Randburg regions – Roodepoort to the west, Soweto, south of Johannesburg, Lenasia to the south.

Many of these areas are experiencing low water pressure or no water at all after a planned 58-hour outage to increase the capacity of the bulk water resource.

Rand Water announced on Thursday that as of 17:00, the first 600 Ml/day of its 1,200 ml/day capacity started filling tanks and water towers ahead of schedule. The remaining 600ml/day will be added at 05:00 on Friday.

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The bulk water supplier announced that it is nearing completion of the maintenance work that started on Tuesday at 19:00.

By Thursday evening, the entity had finished work on the Zwartkopjes pumping station and the Vereeniging and Zuikerbosch water treatment plants.

Randwater reminded customers that because some tanks were empty, higher areas could take several days to fully recover.

Areas in Johannesburg South and CBD, which are provided by the Zwartkoopjes booster station, will have full water capacity by Monday.

The areas provided by the Eikenhof Booster Station will be fully restored by July 24th.

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