Residents of Johannesburg have been warned about potential water supply disruptions due to maintenance work by the bulk supplier Rand Water. This maintenance will impact systems supplied by the Palmiet and Eikenhof pump stations, as well as the Daleside booster station. Johannesburg Water has advised residents to expect low pressure to no water supply during this period, which is estimated to last from June 22 to July 29.

During the maintenance period, Johannesburg Water will make arrangements for alternative water supply at critical locations such as hospitals, clinics, schools, municipal offices, police stations, and shopping centers.

The maintenance schedule includes:

  • June 24: No pumping at Daleside booster station for four hours, with Zwartkopjes pumping at 50% capacity.
  • June 24-27: Eikenhof pump station will operate at 50% capacity for eight hours and at 67% capacity for the remaining 64 hours.
  • June 26 to July 13: Eikenhof will pump at 83% capacity for 15 days.
  • July 1: Palmiet station will pump at 60% capacity for eight hours.
  • July 15: Palmiet pumping will be reduced to 68% capacity for 50 hours.
  • July 29: Palmiet pumping will be reduced to 76% capacity for 40 hours.

The systems supplied by the Eikenhof pump station include areas such as Soweto, Randburg/Roodepoort, Commando, Lenasia, parts of Johannesburg central, Eagles Nest, Crown Gardens, Aeroton, and Alan Manor reservoirs. The Palmiet station supplies all Sandton and Midrand systems, South Hills Tower, as well as Alexandra Park, Randjieslaagte, and Linksfield reservoirs. The Daleside booster station supplies Orange Farm, Ennerdale, and Lawley reservoirs, while Zwartkopjes affects Johannesburg CBD, Hector Norris pump station, Parktown, Berea, Yeoville, and Forest Hill. Residents are encouraged to store water in preparation for the maintenance period.


SOURCE: TimesLive

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