03 April 2021

Media Release

Water shortages in the Hursthill, Crosby and Brixton Area

Rand Water lost power supply earlier today at their raw water pump directly affecting bulk supply into the Johannesburg Water systems feeding Johannesburg, Soweto, Roodepoort as well as the Greater Randburg area. The power failure also unfortunately affected the recovery rate of the Hursthill, Crosby and Brixton systems that were on the bend but had not fully recovered.

Rand Water confirmed that power has since been restored but it will take some time before the system gets back to normal. We urge all residents in the Hursthill, Crosby and Brixton supply zone to please use water sparingly as we strive to get the system back to full capacity.

Areas affected:
* Brixton
* Crown Ext.
* Braamfontein Werf
* Jan Hofmeyer
* Mayfair
* Langlaagte North
* Crosby
* Melville
* Parktown
*Pageview
*Parktown
*Auckland Park
*Naturena
*Eldorado Park
*Kibler Park
*Devland & Surround.

Water Tanks:
Crown Informal Settlement
Brixton Police station, Cnr High & Mercury
Crosby Clinic
Klavier Str
Cnr Harmony and Riverside
28 Riversdale Str
Rahima Moosa Hospital
Slovo Park Informal Settlement, coronationville
Edward Street, Sophiatown
Vrededorp
Sophiatown Clinic and Fire Station
Trucks will roam around the area.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appeal to affected residents to be patient as services are being restored.

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Issued by Johannesburg Water
Stakeholder Relations and Communications Department
Isaac Dhludhlu
Email: Isaac.Dhludhlu@jwater.co.za
072 638 5346