Media statement – Major burst at Talavera complex


Media Statement
19 July 2019

Johannesburg Water advises in the Fourways area of a major burst on the 600mm main at the river behind Talavera complex in Fourways, a contractor has been appointed for the repairs and will begin work on Monday morning -22 July 2019.

In order to ensure that repairs start on time on Monday, a JW  team will start to isolating/closing water from Sunday morning in order to ensure the pipe is water-free and ready for Monday morning welding, some areas will experience low pressure to no water from the commencement of the isolation.

Areas affected by this planned outage are, Needwood, Broadacres, Maroeladal, Chartwell, Farmall, Bloubosrand and Northriding. We estimate that the repairs may take a minimum of 48 hours and we have arranged for the placement of water tanks in the affected areas.

Water tanks locations:

    • Cedar Lakes

  BP Garage, Broadacres Shopping Centre

      • Cedar Creek
        Thorntree Complex In Cedar Avenue West
        Spar Shopping Centre-
      • Broadacres
        Cnr. Runnymead and 3rd Street,
      • Chartwell
        Cnr. Romney Close and 3rd Street, Chartwell
      • Castellano complex
      • Stonefields complex
      • Farmall
        Watercombe and Zandspruit rd,
        Refill at Royal Canin –
      • Kyasands
        Agulhas and Weiland, Bloubosrand

Further updates will be provided as required on Johannesburg Water social media pages

      • Twitter: @jhbwater
      • Facebook: Johannesburg Water


For media enquiries:


Cllr Nico de Jager

MMC: Environment and Infrastructure Services Department

M : 083 899 2127

E : [email protected]

Mr Isaac Dhludhlu

Manager: Marketing and Communications

T: +27 (0) 11 688 1577

M: +27 (0) 72 638 5346

E: [email protected]