31 March 2021
Media Release

Water shortages in the Hursthill and Brixton Area

On Monday 29 March 2021, a major power failure impacted the Rand Water Eikenhof system which supplies water to Johannesburg Water Crosby, Brixton, and Hurst Hill reservoirs. This led to these reservoirs running empty. Since the power supply was restored, Johannesburg Water has been trying to restore sufficient capacity without much success as Rand Water is still struggling to provide the required flow.
Johannesburg Water received confirmation that Rand Water has since reconfigured systems to increase flow to Brixton, Crosby and Hursthill. An improvement will be noticeable overnight as Rand Water increases the flow to feed to these areas. There are water trucks in the affected areas to assist residents.

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


Issued by Johannesburg Water
Stakeholder Relations and Communications Department
Isaac Dhludhlu
Email: Isaac.Dhludhlu@jwater.co.za
Tel: 011 688 1577