28 May 2021

Johannesburg Water exploring interventions in resolving water supply shortages in Region B & F

Johannesburg Water management together with the MMC for EISD Councillor Mpho Moerane , met for an oversight meeting with councillors affected by the Hursthill reservoir water supply shortages. The JW technical team took the opportunity to explain to the Councillors of the wards of the interventions currently underway in resolving these water challenges.

The entity is aware that currently areas supplied from the reservoir do not have water due to insufficient bulk supply coming in to the reservoir not to meet demand of supply in the area. We are constantly engaging with our bulk water supplier Rand Water to find solutions to the low inflow levels. Rand Water has undertaken to explore a few technical options to try and resolve the problem and improve supply from their side, one of the things that they will be doing is to do maintenance of their reflux valve and to see if we can take it offline. Rand Water will also be confirming cross connections between their and JW systems to see if all the water that is supposed to be coming into the reservoir is coming in.

Johannesburg Water is committed to ensure that this problem is resolved as soon as it is possible

We thank all affected residence for their patience during this time.

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Issued by Johannesburg Water
Stakeholder Relations and Communications Department