Media Statement: no embargo
01 June 2021
Delays of water supply recovery caused by vandalism at our reservoirs
Rand Water our bulk water supplier , informed us at around 6:00am this morning that there was a vandalism incident on a valve situated on the Bulk Water Supply Line feeding our Corriemore and Fairlands reservoirs, leading to no water in Northcliff, Fairlands, Berario, Blackheath, Valeriedene, Quellerina and parts of Weltevreden Park . Rand Water managed to isolate downstream of the Commando meter.
We currently do not have the estimated time of completion from Rand Water as they’re currently draining the line to assess the damage. We will continue with alternative water supply provision at the Rahima Moosa and Helen Joseph Hospitals, we will also start the process to roll out tanks to schools and affected communities throughout the day. We can also confirm that the bulk supply to our Brixton, Crosby and Hursthill reservoirs continues to recover.
Johannesburg Water pleads with residents for patience during this time and will continue to communicate updates throughout the day.
Issued by Johannesburg Water
Stakeholder Relations and Communications Department