Rand water major shutdown don’t panic


Media Release
20 June 2019

Johannesburg Water advises all residents of the City of Johannesburg that Rand Water which is our bulk water supplier will be conducting maintenance on some of their main lines that will affect supply to all City of Johannesburg reservoirs and towers for 54 hours from Monday 24 June 2019. Please note that this does not necessarily mean that there will be no water during the 54 hours shutdown period, however, due to the extremely long hours, some areas may experience low pressure. Our Reservoirs have the capacity to supply for a maximum of two days at a time and the system will not run out of water as we will still get limited supply from Rand Water.

Johannesburg Water appeals to all residents of the City of Johannesburg not to panic and continue to use water sparingly during the shutdown in order to avoid a complete no-water situation and reminds all customers that level 1 water restrictions are still in place. The shutdown will also affect a number of municipalities across the Gauteng Province and we apologize for the inconvenience. Report all leaks to the Call Center on 011 375 5555 and follow our social media pages for regular updates.


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]