23 November 2020 – Johannesburg Water launches major sewer unblocking project in Greater Ivory Park 

23 November 2020 – Johannesburg Water launches major sewer unblocking project in Greater Ivory Park 

Media Statement 
23 November 2020 
Johannesburg Water launches major sewer unblocking project in Greater Ivory Park 

Johannesburg Water Midrand depot has been busy at work targeting twelve hot spot extensions In Greater Ivory Park from November till the end of December 2020, clearing 3055 sewer blockages in over 34 kilometres.

Sewer blockages are increasing in the area as a whole and are getting more difficult to resolve and the old methodology of a Sewer Team with rods is not giving the intended results in the area anymore, even though the blockage might be resolved it would normally block again within 24 hours.  This is largely due to the large amount of “debris” in the system which settles in the line thereby causing repeat blockages.

When clearing blockages, teams usually find material such as sand, rags, sanitary towels, clothing, rocks and at times foetuses of aborted babies and these foreign objects are not what a sewer line is intended to convey.

The illegal connections to the system, encroachment of uncontrolled buildings and shacks into the servitudes, large numbers of backyard dwellings, with many existing dwellings having more than ten backyard rooms. This leads to overuse of the system and insufficient capacity.

Part of the implementation plan of this project is to perform repairs on these identified Hotspots which will reduce recurring sewer blockages. They identified twelve hotspot extensions within greater Ivory Park include Kaalfontein Ext 1, 4, 5, 23 and Ivory Park ext 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13 and Rabie Ridge ext 5.

Residents are urged to look after the infrastructure and report all service failures, more importantly, use the sewer lines for its intended purpose which is to transport waste.

Ends

For media inquiries:
Isaac Dhludhlu
Manager: Communications and Marketing
Tel: 011 688 1577
Email: Isaac.dhludhlu@jwater.co.za

Lenasia

Water Interruptions

 

 

Lenasia
Please note that the main water pipe supply line to Lenasia High level Reservoir was accidentally hit and as a result water will be closed in order to attend to the burst. Affected areas will be Zakariyya Park, Vlakfontein, Lehae, Lenasia South extension 1 and Hospital Hills. This is the big 450mm diameter pipe and water in the pipeline might take longer before the pipe becomes empty. Residents are therefore urged to keep some water in containers for drinking and other hygiene purposes. Time of completion is not yet established as water is about to be closed and assessment of damages will then commence.

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.

Customer service inquiries:
24 hour Hotline: 011 688 1699/ 086 056 2874
SMS line: 076 333 5052
Email: Customer@jwater.co.za
Website: https://www.johannesburgwater.co.za/

24 and 25 Planned

Water Interruptions

 

 

1. Suburb(s) affected: Randpark Ridge
Date: 24 November 2020
Time: 08:00-23h00
Impact: No water
Reason: Repairs to 350 mm A/C line
Water tankers: Randparkrif Dr. cnr Molope
• Randparkrif Dr. cnr Mimosa
• Seder str cnr Frangipani
• Seder str cnr Randpark Dr
• Haakdoring Rd cnr Suikerbos Ave
• Kelly Rd cnr Tin Rd
• Randparkrif Dr. cnr Molope
• Randparkrif Dr. cnr Mimosa
• Seder str cnr Frangipani
• Seder str cnr Randpark Dr
• Haakdoring Rd cnr Suikerbos Ave
• Kelly Rd cnr Tin Rd

2. Suburb(s) affected: Orlando East and West
Street name(s): Orlando East and Orlando West
Date: 25 November 2020
Time: 08:00-18h00
Impact: No water
Reason: Repair a 600mm pipe burst water pipe at Mooki and Martha Louw St
Water tankers: To be organized

 

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.

Customer service inquiries:
24 hour Hotline: 011 688 1699/ 086 056 2874
SMS line: 076 333 5052
Email: Customer@jwater.co.za
Website: https://www.johannesburgwater.co.za/

24 – 26 Unplanned

Water Interruptions

 

 

1. Suburb(s) affected: Parkwood
Date: 24 November 2020
Time: 08h00-18h00
Impact: No water
Reason: Connection to new water network

2. Suburb(s) affected: Bellairspark, Boskruin, Boundary Park, Bromhof, Bushill Estate, Cosmo City, Honey Park, Honeydew Manor, Hoogland, Huntershill, Kevin Ridge, Kya Sands, Laser Park, Noordhang, Northriding, Northgate, Northwold, Olivedale, Randparkrif , Sharonlea, Radiokop , Sonnedal, Honeydew Ridge, Sundowner, Tres Jolie, Zandspruit, Harveston, Mogale City, Kim Bult,
Start date: 24 November 2020 at 07h00
End date: 26 November 2020 at 19h00
Impact: During the dummy run customers should not be affected.
Reason: planning for subsequent cleaning of Honeydew reservoir

3. Suburb(s) affected: Houghton
Date: 25 November 2020
Time: 08h00-18h00
Impact: No water
Reason: Connection to new water network

4. Suburb(s) affected: Highlands North
Date: 26 November 2020
Time: 08h00-18h00
Impact: No water
Reason: Connection to new water network

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.

Customer service inquiries:
24 hour Hotline: 011 688 1699/ 086 056 2874
SMS line: 076 333 5052
Email: Customer@jwater.co.za
Website: https://www.johannesburgwater.co.za/

Alexandra and Parktown North

Water Interruptions

 

 

1. Alexandra
The contractor went on site to continue with repairs. The ETR is today end of business. There are tankers roaming the area. We sincerely apologize for this delay and we will keep updating customers on both Facebook and Twitter.

2. Parktown North
The depot is aware of the water outage and they have started with investigations. We will keep update throughout the day on both Facebook and Twitter.

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.

Customer service inquiries:
24 hour Hotline: 011 688 1699/ 086 056 2874
SMS line: 076 333 5052
Email: Customer@jwater.co.za
Website: https://www.johannesburgwater.co.za/