Rand Water Informs The City Of Reduced Water Supply Between 24 And 27 June

The City of Ekurhuleni urges residents to use water sparingly as water supply to customers is anticipated to be reduced from 24 to 27 June.

This is as a result of Rand Water, which supplies the City with water, conducting valve installation work for the duration of the period on the main supply pipeline.

“Rand Water has notified the City of Ekurhuleni of the planned reduced water supply during the above-mentioned period and have assured us that they will keep their bulk supply reservoirs to a maximum capacity to minimise water supply interruptions,” said MMC for Water and Energy, Tiisetso Nketle.

“We do, however, anticipate low water pressure to no water in some areas for the duration of the Rand Water reduced water supply and low pressure over the next week while the system recovers,” she continued.

As such, residents and businesses, are cautioned to conserve water and implement immediate water saving measures to avoid complete depletion of supply.

Technicians will closely monitor water levels in the reservoirs and water tankers will be provided in areas with no water supply. Areas with direct feeds from Rand Water and those in high-lying areas may be affected adversely and be will among the areas that will be prioritised.

Other measures to be implemented by the City include securing the supply by filling the reservoirs – this may involve closing off supply between 22:00 and 05:00 over the weekend in some areas. Pressure management and throttling the supply will also be implemented where necessary.

MMC Nketle also wishes to distance the City from statements attributed to the City made on various media platforms regarding the situation.