18 November 2021
Rand Water has successfully completed the installation of the two valve rigs on the B11/B19 pipeline on 17 November 2021. The B11 raw water pipeline is now back in commission supplying water to the Vereeniging Water Treatment Works (WTW). The Vereeniging WTW has restored full supply to Rand water’s Eikenhof Pump Station which is supplying some municipal customers. Several of Rand Water’s reservoirs are currently very low due to the recent completed maintenance programme and will take time to recover to full capacity.
The following reservoirs in the Rand Water network are critically low i.e. Rand Water’s Meredale and Foresthill reservoirs (0,58m). These low levels are currently having an impact on several municipal reservoirs within the Johannesburg Water network.
RAND WATER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE TIE-IN OF THE B11 AND B19 PIPELINES
17 November 2021
Rand Water Chief Executive Officer Mr Sipho Mosai invites you to a media briefing to update the public on the completion of the connection of the B11 and B19 Pipelines. The 54-hour planned routine maintenance was implemented to allow for the cross-connection of the two pipelines as part of Rand Water’s Augmentation Project. The completion of the activity saw the two valve rigs installed to cross-connect the B5, B11 and B19 Pipelines.
Venue: Corner Mario Milano and Victoria Avenue, Dickson Park, Vereeniging.
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
PLANNED MAINTENANCE WILL NOT RESULT IN TOTAL CUT OFF
9 November 2021
Rand Water has noted with great concern the media reports purporting total water cuts in the Gauteng Province because of the planned tie-in from 15-17 November 2021. A planned tie-in is by no means a total cut-off of water supply.
The term ‘shutdown’ is a technical phrase which has been used over the years to describe a section of the system that may/will be affected by maintenance. Therefore, the use of this phrase is industry norm and well accepted within the water sector. During this period, water will be flowing into the system although this will be in reduced quantities and pressure. Rand Water has issued a 21-days’ notice to the affected customers as some areas may experience water supply shortages.
Rand Water would like to urge consumers to continue using water sparingly. For Media Enquiries contact Justice Mohale: on 083-417-6999 / firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLING ON ALL INTERESTED NGO’s TO PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING
The Foundation is on a journey to becoming a National Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Centre of Excellence ensuring Communities’ access to clean and safe drinking water; Adequate and dignified sanitation facilities for vulnerable communities; Prevention of water sources contamination; and Promoting hands-washing for behavioral change on personal hygiene through; Business partnerships development for WASH, a socio-economic developmental model integrating water, sanitation and hygiene interventions through entrepreneurship and the NGOs’ sector as service delivery partners.
Closing date for the application: 20 Novermber 2021
RAND WATER SCHEDULES SHUTDOWN OF ITS B11 AND B19 PIPELINES
8 November 2021
Rand Water has scheduled the planned shutdown of its B11 and B19 pipelines from 15 to 17 November 2021. The shutdown forms part of Rand Water’s B19 Pipeline Augmentation Project and is the final leg of this program that will increase the volumes of the B19 pipeline and therefore ensure sustainable supply of water to the consumers.
Currently, the B19 pipeline has limited usage since it is only fully connected to the B5 pipeline. Completion of work on this shutdown will result in the total integration of three pipelines namely, the B5, B11 and B19 pipelines.
Rand Water has provided the affected municipal customers with a 21-days notification of the scheduled shutdown to allow them to execute their appropriate contingency plans. Therefore, Municipalities should communicate to their affected customers.
Rand water would like to urge all consumers to continue using water sparingly.