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EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN TO REPAIR LEAKING O2 PIPELINE
Rand Water will implement an emergency shutdown of its O2 Pipeline to repair a leak at the Klipfontein Reservoir site. The leak was detected yesterday afternoon and required an urgent repair to prevent loss of water and further damage to the pipeline.
The shutdown will commence from 18h00 tonight until 22h00 tomorrow. It requires a number of valves to be closed in order to ensure a safe working environment for the technicians.
The O2 pipeline supplies bulk water to the Cities of Ekurhuleni, Joburg and Tshwane.
The following areas may experience water shortage:
· Tembisa South
· President Park
· Halfway House
· REM Allendale
Rand Water has informed its municipal customers of the emergency shutdown, and would like to appeal to all consumers to use water sparingly.
For the facilitation of media interviews please contact:
Cell: 083 417 6999
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN OF T6 PIPELINE
Rand Water has had to implement an emergency shutdown of its T6 pipeline to replace a 200mm gate valve.
The Shutdown commenced at 18h00 this evening and is estimated to end at 3h00 on Saturday, 20 March 2021.
The area below will be affected for the duration of the Shutdown:
Palm Springs, Emfuleni Local Municipality
For media enquiries please contact Justice Mohale on 083 417 6999
RESERVOIR LEVELS IN THE RAND WATER SYSTEM
Over the past week, Rand Water observed a significant increase in water demand. This resulted in water levels in our reservoir dropping because of demand exceeding supply. As a proactive measure, Rand Water communicated with our municipal customers in order to bring this situation to their attention, so that the increased water usage can be reduced. This has resulted in restrictions being implemented in order to protect the bulk water supply system from taking additional strain.
For the restrictions to be effective, Rand Water has requested the municipalities to also implement restrictions on their side. This concerted effort over the past few days has resulted in the reservoir levels steadily improving. Also due to the current load shedding schedules, and noting that electricity is required to pump water to high lying areas by both Rand Water and municipalities, it is important for the restrictions to remain in force for the foreseeable future until the reservoir levels return to safe levels.
Rand Water and the municipalities will endeavour to ensure that the current restrictions result in as few water interruptions as possible.
Water users are encouraged to continue to use water sparingly.
For media enquiries please contact Justice Mohale on 083 417 6999 or