Please be advised that the restoration of water pressure to the Emfuleni Local Municipality was successfully completed.
We are aware of one reported incident of a municipal pipe burst, which has since been repaired by the Municipality.
We are using our social media platforms and the media, to direct residents to report any water outages to the Municipality.
RESTORATION OF WATER PRESSURE – EMFULENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
Rand Water condemns the occupation of its business premises by a delegation from the Emfuleni Local Municipality on Tuesday, 9th January 2018, and considers such action to have been entirely unnecessary. Such action suggests that Rand Water had taken steps against the Municipality and that all efforts to discuss and reach understanding and resolve matters between the parties were unsuccessful, when the opposite is true.
It is regrettable that in spite of ongoing negotiations and the prevailing spirit of cooperation and understanding on the part of Rand Water, the Emfuleni Local Municipality resorted to blockading the gates to the entrance of Rand Water Head Office. It is also wholly incorrect to say such action was in response to steps taken by Rand Water to reduce water supply due to non-payment on the part of the Municipality.
NOTIFICATION OF REDUCED WATER SUPPLY TO EMFULENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
The crucial work of addressing the municipal debt due by the Emfuleni Local Municipality to Rand Water for water services rendered will commence in earnest on Monday the 11th December 2017.
This past week Rand Water and the Emfuleni Local Municipality have reached an agreement in which inter alia, Rand Water will reduce the amount of bulk water it supplies to the Municipality. This in effect will allow the Municipality to manage its daily water consumption and in doing so reduce its monthly account with Rand Water.
REDUCTION OF WATER SUPPLY TO EMFULENI DUE TO NON-PAYMENT
On Friday,17 November 2017, Rand Water issued a media statement indicating its decision to reduce by 60% its supply of bulk potable water to the Emfuleni Local Municipality.
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