Community’s Patience During Water Supply Interruption is Appreciated
The City of Ekurhuleni thanks all residents and businesses in Brakpan for their patience during the recent water supply interruption.
The supply of water to parts of Brakpan, Tsakane and Langaville has now been restored. Should anyone still experience any problems they are requested to immediately inform the municipality.
MMC for Water and Sanitation Cllr Tiisetso Nketle acknowledged the technical teams that worked tirelessly to minimise the impact on residents by introducing a rigorous regime to balance the water levels in reservoirs supplying the areas that were affected.
“I am particularly grateful to our businesses, residents and other stakeholders who showed understanding and patience while recovery efforts were being implemented. It is through working together as partners that our shared vision to take our City to greater heights may be achieved,” she said.
On 9 September 2020, technicians discovered that the water supply at the Sallies reservoir in Brakpan was lower than usual. Upon investigation and enquiring with Rand Water it was confirmed that they had experienced a breakdown at their booster pump station, which supplies the Rand Water reservoirs at Sallies in Brakpan.
The 23 mega litre Zulu and 16 mega litre Xhosa reservoirs in Tsakane obtain their water supply from there.
Water users in the affected areas, which included Withok Estates, Vulcania, Maryvlei, Brenthurst and Sallies, experienced an intermittent supply up until yesterday 15 September 2020. This was due to that technicians opted to run less pumps in the pump stations than usual during the day and switch them off at night to allow levels in the reservoirs to rise.
This morning water levels were sufficient for technicians to switch on all of the pumps and restored full supply to these areas.
The City of Ekurhuleni also thanks customers who also heeded the call to use water only for essential activities until the system stabilised. Consumers should continue to be wary of their consumption in order to preserve water resources.