Media Statement: no embargo
01 July 2021
Johannesburg Water discovered that the Crown Gardens Reservoir was contaminated as the reservoir was being refilled after the completion of the scheduled maintenance work done yesterday.
The team has emptied the reservoir and residents can be assured that the water from the reservoir did not at any point reach the network to get to their taps.
The entity has mobilised a service provider to start with the emergency cleaning process of the reservoir that we estimate should be completed within the next 48 hours. Water being filled into the reservoir after the cleaning process will be tested to ensure that it is safe to drink before it is put in the system.
Water tankers will be distributed to the affected areas in the interim as a form of alternative water supply.
We do apologise to all residents affected for the inconvenience caused. The safety and quality of water we provide is a priority to us .
Parts of Crown Gardens, Robertsham, Winchester Hills , Turffontein, Ormonde and Ridgeway
Issued by Johannesburg Water
Stakeholder Relations and Communications Department