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Next Week, Rand Water Schedules 17-Hour Planned Shutdown

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Rand Water announces 17-hour water shutdown. Image: Unsplash

Rand Water is planning a shutdown that will take place for 17 hours from 07:00 to midnight on Wednesday, 9 August.

MOST AFFECTED AREAS BY THE RAND WATER SHUTDOWN

According to Johannesburg Water, the purpose of the planned maintenance is for Rand Water to repair leaking bypass pipelines, as well as, valves on the F33, F40 and F44.

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Supply to Chiawelo and Doornkop West reservoirs will be affected as well as the direct feeds to the Tshepisong and Chiawelo regions. As a result, customers in these reservoir zones and direct feed supply will be affected by low pressure to no water.

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ADVICE FROM JOHANNEBSURG WATER TO CUSTOMERS

“Customers are encouraged to store sufficient water at least two days before the outage (Monday, 7 August).” – Johannesburg Water

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Johannesburg Water also urges customers to use water sparingly during the shutdown.

Direct feed areas include:

  • All Tshepisong (phases one to seven)
  • All Ebumnandini Informal Settlement
  • All Slovoville Village
  • All Slovoville compound
  • Leratong Village

DOORNKOP AND CHIAWELO WORST AFFECTED IN SOWETO

Areas fed by the Chiawelo reservoir include:
Lonehill Ext 68, Chiawelo, Chiawelo Ext 4, Chiawelo Ext1, Klipriviersoong Ext1, Klipriviersoong Estate, Dhlamini Ext 1, Dhlamini, Protea Glen Ext 1, Protea Glen Ext, Chiawelo Ext 5, Protea Gardens, Protea South Ext1, Chiawelo Ext 2, Protea North Ext 9, Mapetla Ext 1, Protea North Ext 1, Protea Glen Ext 8 and 9.

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Areas affected by the Doornkop reservoir include:
Thulani, Thulan Ext 1 and 2, Lufhereng Ext 1, Dobsonville Ext 9, Doornkop Ext 3, Protea City, Protea Glen Ext 1 and 4,.

Recovery may take up to 48 hours after the completion of the maintenance by work by Rand Water.

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“Alternative water supply will be arranged, and the location of the water takers will be communicated in due course,” Johannesburg Water said.

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