On Monday Johannesburg Water issued a statement that certain parts of the city will be without water because of a burst of 600mm pipe that affects the supply in Sandton, Alex, Bryanston, Morningside and Linbro Park.
The Johannesburg Water team said on its Twitter account that a team is on site busy excavating to locate the area and that the operation. It also urged residents to use water sparingly as all reservoirs are very low and ETR is unknown.
#SandtonAlexandraBryanstonMorningsideandLinbroPark. Team is still on-site and we currently do not have an estimated time of completion of repairs. pic.twitter.com/kAMvDDpYwk— Johannesburg Water (@JHBWater) November 21, 2017
NO WATER IN BRYANSTON AND SURROUNDS@JHBWater is working on the matter. No ETA as to when water will be restored. The task to fix the burst is large. Suggest you make alternative plans until tomorrow AM. If water returns later today, a bonus. pic.twitter.com/sOCOLlEl8k— David Potter (@DavidCOJ102) November 21, 2017
A follow up media statement was released on Tuesday to alert residents the water tanks that will be made available to affected areas.
These are the dates provided by Johannesburg Water for further planned water outages:
21 November 2017 – Ivory Park ( all ext) , Kaalfontein and Ebony park – Repairing a leak in pipe 28 November 2017-Yeoville/Bellevue-Lower 200mm pipe to 160 mm 22 November 2017 -Bromhof and sorrounging Areas – Planned maintenance at the reservoir site 23 November 2017-Poortjie – Infrastructure upgrades 24 November 2017 -Industria Ext 1 Langlaagte – Infrastructure – upgrade 22 November 2017 – Fourways – Removal of air valve on 300mm main and install new air valve at alternate site 21 November 2017 – Ivory Park – Repairing a leak in pipe 23 November 2017 – RABIE RIDGE EXT 4 and 5 and Surrounding Areas -commissioning of water services 24 November 2017- Industria Ext 1 Langlaagte – Infrastructure Upgrades 15 November 2017 – Morningside – Maintenance
This article first appeared on 702 : Burst 600mm pipe disrupts water supply in parts of Joburg