The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) in conjunction with the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority have successfully shutdown the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), water transfer and delivery tunnel and associated systems.
The two-month shutdown (01 October to 30 November 2019) is aimed at allowing the two entities to effectively perform inspection and maintenance work that will ensure that the conveyance system continues to operate optimally. Consequently, there will be no transfer of water into the Integrated Vaal River System in this period.
RAND WATER APPEALS TO CONSUMERS TO USE WATER SPARINGLY
Rand Water is working hard to manage the water demand requirements of our municipal and industrial customers in Gauteng, North West, Free State and Mpumalanga provinces. However, the current combination of extremely high temperatures and virtually no rainfall within our area of supply has resulted in high water consumption levels, which is placing a significant amount of stress on our system.