Here are areas to be affected by Rand Water outage in Johannesburg

Rand Water outage areas affected
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Rand Water has announced a water outage that will affect several areas of Johannesburg between 15 and 17 November 2021.

The entity, which provides water to over 11 million people in Gauteng, parts of Mpumalanga, the Free State and North West, made the announcement in a statement on Monday (8 November).

‘Not a total shutdown’

“Rand Water has scheduled the planned shutdown of its B11 and B19 pipelines from 15 to 17 November 2021,” it said.

“The shutdown forms part of Rand Water’s B19 Pipeline Augmentation Project and is the final leg of this program that will increase the volumes of the B19 pipeline and therefore ensure sustainable supply of water to the consumers.”

The announcement has caused panic among Johannesburg residents who may have believed that the “shutdown” means they would be without water at all for two days.

In a follow-up statement on Tuesday, however, Rand Water explained that the term “shutdown” does not mean a complete water cut-off. Residents will still have water, but in “reduced quantities and pressure.”

“The term ‘shutdown’ is a technical phrase which has been used over the years to describe a section of the system that may/will be affected by maintenance,” the entity explained.

“Therefore, the use of this phrase is industry norm and well accepted within the water sector. During this period, water will be flowing into the system although this will be in reduced quantities and pressure. Rand Water has issued a 21-days’ notice to the affected customers as some areas may experience water supply shortages.”

Areas affected by Rand Water outage

The areas that will be affected by the Rand Water outage in Johannesburg include:

Randburg/Roodepoort

  • Bergbron
  • Claremont
  • Delarey
  • Whiteridge
  • Roodekrans (all ext)
  • Wilropark (all ext)
  • Helderkruin (all ext)
  • Constantia Kloof (all ext)
  • Allens Nek (all ext)
  • Weltevreden (all ext)
  • Florida Hills
  • Florida North
  • Discovery (all ext)
  • Selwyn
  • Florida Township
  • Horison
  • Horison View
  • Roodepoort North
  • Florida Park (all ext)
  • Constantia Park
  • Honeydew (all ext)
  • Zandspruit
  • Laserpark
  • Randparkridge
  • Cosmo City
  • Lanseria
  • Thabo Mbeki Informal settlement
  • Olivedale
  • Sundowner
  • Northwold
  • Boskruin
  • Bromhof
  • Kya Sands
  • Bloubosrand
  • Eagle Canyon
  • Honeydew View
  • Poortview
  • Ruimsig
  • Wilgeheuwel
  • Princess
  • Grobler Park (all ext)
  • Lindhaven
  • Little
  • Falls
  • Harveston
  • Honeydew (all ext)
  • parts of Northriding

Langlaagte/Southdale

  • Mondeor
  • Southgate
  • Meredale,\
  • Alan Manor
  • Eagles Nest
  • Southfork
  • Kibler Heights
  • Eikenhof
  • Lougherin A.H
  • Coronationville
  • Westbury
  • Claremont
  • Triomf
  • Westdene,
  • Newlands
  • Greymont
  • Albertskroon
  • Albertsville
  • Langlaagte
  • Industria
  • Bosmont
  • Riverlea
  • Longdale
  • Vrededorp
  • Fordsburg
  • Brixton
  • Mayfair
  • Cottesloe
  • Janhofmeyer
  • Rossmore
  • Hursthill
  • Montclare
  • Melville
  • Emmerentia
  • Auckland Park
  • Greenside
  • Westcliff
  • Parkview
  • Fairlands
  • Berario
  • Northcliff (all ext)

Soweto

  • Pimville
  • Power Park
  • Diepkloof
  • Orlando East
  • Orlando West
  • Dobsonville
  • Naturena Klipspruit
  • Meadowlands
  • Comptonville
  • Meredale
  • Moroka
  • Jabavu
  • Molapo
  • Jabulani
  • Tladi
  • Moletsane
  • Mofolo South
  • Mapetla
  • Zola
  • Zondi
  • Naledi and all extensions
  • Emdeni
  • Mofolo north
  • Mofolo central
  • parts of Dube
  • Chiawelo and extensions
  • Protea North
  • Protea South
  • Dhlamini and extensions
  • Eldoradopark and all extensions
  • Klipspruit west and Klipspruit

Johannesburg CBD

  • Yeoville
  • Berea
  • Parktown
  • Jeppestown
  • Malvern
  • Troyeville
  • Cyrildene
  • Bruma,
  • Judiths Paarl
  • Glenhazel
  • Highlands North
  • Norwood and surroundings

According to Johannesburg Water, water supply to the above-mentioned areas will be reduced by between 25 and 50 percent.

“Water supply reduction will result in poor to no water supply during peak water demand periods in most high lying and high demand areas,” it said.

“Stationary and roaming water tankers will be made available where feasible to reduce the impact to consumers.”

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