ZUIKERBOSCH WATER TREATMENT AFFECTED BY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
Rand Water’s Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Plant powerlines were affected by the severe thunderstorm around midnight on Tuesday, 19 September 2023 and subsequently tripped the plant. The attempts to restart the plant revealed faults along the overhead power lines supplying the auxiliary plant. The power failure resulted in the loss of 2 000 Million Litres per Day.
Consequently, this load reduction has impacted all Municipalities supplied from Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Plant. The following areas will be affected:
It is important to highlight that this incident occurred whilst the systems is being strained by the high consumption which is going to exacerbate the situation. Rand Water urges customers to adopt water saving measures to reduce high consumption.
Rand Water apologises for the inconvenience this has caused.