Johannesburg Water will implement water restrictions on Thursday – a double blow as Eskom is also implementing load shedding.
“Rand Water has indicated that their distribution network is currently under severe pressure whereby the water demand consistently exceeds the water supply. The water entity requested Johannesburg Water to implement their water restrictions to prevent a situation where both supply systems collapse,” said Johannesburg Water on Wednesday.
It will restrict many of its reservoirs by between 20 -45% and while some areas will experience low pressure to no water, others will not be affected at all.
“Alternative water supply will be rolled out to areas that get affected due to these restrictions and tanker supply will be rolled out as and when required,” said Johannesburg Water.
Reservoirs that will be restricted are:
President Park Reservoir No2
Halfway House South
Abbatoir & Market
Sandton No1 and Sandton No2
North East Areas
Links field Ridge Reservoir
Meadowlands Res North and Meadowlands Res South
Braamfischerville Ext 12 and Braamfischer
Roodepoort Deep Township
Orlando Power Station
Whiteridge North Ridge
Poortjie and Orange Farm will also experience water cuts from 9am on Thursday due to the connection of new water pipes to existing pipes.
“We appeal to all to use water sparingly and to remind them that level one water restrictions are still in place. Watering of gardens is not allowed between 6 am and 6 pm in summer months (1 Sept to 31 March) and furthermore, it is not allowed to wash paved areas and driveway using hosepipes.
“Residents are encouraged to subscribe on our website, to our SMS notification service for alerts on planned or unplanned service interruptions. More information can be obtained on twitter: @jhbwater; Facebook: Johannesburg Water and our website,” it said.
Compiled by Vhahangwele Nemakonde