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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.

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
·         Tembisa South
·         President Park
·         Chloorkop
·         Halfway House
·         REM Allendale
·         Rooihuiskraal
·         Kosmosdal
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:
Justice Mohale
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

 NOTICE TO BIDDERS
 
ISSUED ON 08 MARCH 2021
 
The National e-Tender Portal is currently experienced technical difficulties, as advised by National Treasury on Friday, 05 March 2021. Please note the following information affecting two Rand Water bids that were published on the e-Tender Portal:
 
1. RW10381485/20
DESIGN, SUPPLY, DELIVERY, INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING AND PUT INTO SERVICE OF 16 SAFETY ACCESS STEEL WORK AND 16 BLADDERS AT VEREENIGING PUMP STATION - HAMMER TANKS
 
Current  Closing Date: 29 March 2021 at 12H00
 
Enquiries: Mpolokeng Mtimkulu
Tel: (011) 682-0412
 
2. RW10390641/20
TENDER FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN ADDITIONAL PUMP-SET AT TOWNLANDS PUMPING STATION MINIMUM CIDB CONTRACTOR GRADING FOR THIS BID
 
Current Closing date:  23 February 2021 at 12H00
Initially extended to 16 March 2021 at 12H00
Extension of closing date:31 March 2021 at 12H00
 
Enquiries: Mpho Khutsoane
Tel no: 011 682 0349
  
 
After the unsuccessful G23/Q2 Shutdown that was carried out over the weekend, Rand Water recommissioned its infrastructure in order to restore water supply.  During the recommissioning process, an Air Valve on the Q2 pipeline failed and caused a major water leak in Naturena that required to be repaired. Our Eikenhof Pump station required to be decommissioned in order to repair the faulty air valve. This repair work has now been completed and the recommissioning process has begun.
 
As a result, our Meredale and Waterval reservoirs are now at critically low levels.  We are aware that some of the areas within Johannesburg Water’s areas of supply are affected by this situation. We are in constant communication with all our stakeholders in order to best manage the situation and restore supply as soon as possible. We urge all to use water sparingly to fast track the restoration process. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
For media enquiries please contact Justice Mohale on 083 417 6999 or Email: jmohale@randwater.co.za
 

 G23/Q2 MAIN AND BYPASS VALVES REPLACEMENT SHUTDOWN
 
The abovementioned shutdown which was meant to replace the 800mm main valve and bypass valve on the cross connection of our G23 and Q2 pipelines was not successful. This is due to the faulty main isolating valve at the Eikenhof Pump Station that could not seal properly in order for the valves to be replaced.  Despite every effort made by our technical team, a dry isolation could still not be achieved to enable the planned work to go ahead.
 
Communication will be issued soon regarding the follow through on the said shutdown. Replacement of the abovementioned valves was also meant to enable the contactor to carry on with Capex project on the G23 pipeline. This has however been achieved by blanking off the pipeline so that the G23 rehabilitation work can continue. Some of the reservoirs in the system such as the Meredale and Waterval reservoirs are at critically low levels.  The technical team is in the process of finalising the recommissioning of the pipelines that were isolated.  Rand Water is in contact with all the relevant municipalities in order to manage the situation and to avert widespread water interruptions.
 
Please contact Justice Mohale on 083 417 6999 or email: jmohale@randwater.co.za
   

  
WHY THE VAAL DAM DOESN'T FILL UP AFTER EVERY THUNDERSTORM
 
Here is why the Vaal Dam doesn’t automatically fill up after a big storm Rand Water and other everyday consumers use around 5 000 megalitres of water every day. The dam’s large surface area means around 864  000m3 of water is lost through evaporation every day. And at the same time, a lot of water is continuously release from the dam to maintain the base flow in the river for downstream users.
 

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