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16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM
 
25 November 2021
 
Rand Water supports the 16 Days Campaign. This year the theme for the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign is “The Year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke – 16 Days of Activism – Moving from Awareness to Accountability”. We appeal to all to challenge cultures and practices that perpetuate gender inequalities and consequent abuse of women and children at personal and societal level.
 

  
UPDATE ON THE WATER OUTAGES AFFECTING PARTS OF THE CITY OF JOHANNESBURG
19 November 2021
Today, Rand Water met with Johannesburg Water to ascertain the extent of the current water outages affecting parts of the City of Johannesburg. Whilst the situation is steadily improving, there remain certain areas where there is no water. 
As of 12h00 today, the following Johannesburg Water reservoirs are still experiencing challenges;
1.     Crown Gardens
2.     Hurst Hill
3.     Waterval Tower
4.     Linden One Reservoir and Tower
5.     Quellerina
Rand Water is working with Johannesburg Water to ensure that this matter is resolved as soon as is possible.   We continue to urge those consumers who have water to please use water sparingly.
For Media Enquiries contact Justice Mohale: on 083-417-6999 / jmohale@randwater.co.za  

 
RECOVERY OF RAND WATER AND MUNICIPAL RESERVOIRS AFTER COMPLETION OF THE B11/B19 MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME
 
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
 
Further Media Enquiries contact Justice Mohale: 083 417 6999 jmohale@randwater.co.za
 
 

 
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 / jmohale@randwater.co.za
 
 

 
 
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.
For Media Enquiries contact Justice Mohale: on 083-417-6999 / jmohale@randwater.co.za
 

 
ESKOM RESTORES POWER TO ZUIKERBOSCH WATER TREATMENT WORKS
 
27 September 2021
 
Rand Water resumed the purification and pumping of water at its Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Works (ZWTW) in the early morning of the 27th September 2021 after the plant experienced power outage yesterday afternoon, the 26th September 2021.
 
This after Eskom partially restored power at 17h45, due to undervoltage, with full restoration only achieved before midnight.
 
Currently, the organisation is managing the full restoration of the affected reservoirs in its supply network and confident that areas that were affected would soon receive water.
 
Rand Water continues to urge consumers to use water sparingly and thank them for their cooperation and patience during this critical period.
 

  
 WATER SUPPLY CHALLENGES – DEMAND OUTSTRIPPING SUPPLY
 
Rand Water has over the years communicated with its customers the need to reduce consumption and water wastages. The hot summer months present a persisting challenge where usage of water goes up due to behavioural pattern inconsistent with the country’s water scarcity. It is a fact that South Africa is ranked as one of the driest countries in the world. However, South Africa continues to be amongst the highest consumers of potable (clean) water despite the limited availability of this precious resource.
 
 

 
TO ALL RAND WATER CUSTOMERS AND STAKEHOLDERS
 
In response to the increasing Covid – 19 third wave exposure of our Customer Service Center staff, you are hereby advised that the Rand Water Customer Service Center number 0860 10 10 60 is temporarily unavailable with immediate effect.  Please email all your enquiries to:
 
 
 

TAP WATER DOES NOT REQUIRE TREATMENT AT HOME
 
Rand Water is urging consumers to beware of misleading marketing initiatives aimed at promoting the use of home-based water treatment devices.  Home water treatment devices provide no benefit to consumers as the water supplied by Rand Water undergoes through a rigorous purification processes before distribution to its customers.
 
Traders use ambiguous statements to market home-based water treatment devices such as domestic water filters for “health reasons”.  These statements often mislead consumers into purchasing water treatment devices that provide no benefits.
 
In some cases, traders promote sales of water treatment devices by demonstrating how the colour of tap water changes into an undesirable state, and then show how their water treatment filters are able to correct this.  This leads to consumers believing that the tap water contains harmful particles.  The change in colour is due to naturally occurring minerals in drinking water such as calcium, potassium and sulfate which the human body requires.
 
Most of the purification systems may leave the consumer with distilled water, which is deionized water – water that lacks mineral content. 
 
Home-based water treatment devices have a limited lifespan, and if not maintained in line with the suppliers’ directives may cause a deterioration in the quality of water. Sometimes the water treatment devices could become contaminated with bacteria or with viruses.
 

 NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS
 
28 May 2021
 
The National Treasury informed public entities through Instruction No. 01 of 2021-22 Departure from Advertisement of tenders on GTB and e-Tenders (dated 12 May 2021) of the e-Tender Publication Portal’s fatal crash that took place on 05 March 2021. The National Treasury has informed public entities to use their own institutional websites and/or any other means for bid advertisements, bid awards and related notifications.
 
Suppliers are hereby notified that Rand Water continues to advertise bids on the Rand Water website. Bid Documents are now also published on the Rand Water website and are accessible for downloading. Please also refer to the Guide for Accessing Bid Documents and Related Information on the Rand Water Website. Suppliers are encouraged to check the Bid Documents webpage periodically before the closing date of a bid for any further information including addenda or notices of extension of closing date.
 
For any assistance with accessing documents, suppliers can enquire with Rand Water officials responsible for the specific bids as outlined on the bid advertisement.
 
 

 
 
 

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