A City of Johannesburg Press Statement by the MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services, Cllr Nico de Jager
26 June 2019
Johannesburg residents can breathe a sigh of relief after the 54-hour shut down for maintenance work on the B11 bulk supply line of Rand Water went by with minimum impact on households.
The installation of the butterfly valve on the 2, 500mm diameter line has now been completed and recharging of the pipeline has commenced. The MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services, Councillor Nico de Jager wishes to thank residents who adhered to the calls to use water sparingly and to save water during this time. This ensured that a complete no-water situation was avoided.He further expressed his gratitude to Rand Water for having completed the job within the specified time and keeping residents continuously informed on the progress of this massive undertaking.
MMC de Jager also wishes to thank Joburg Water and the various media platforms for their role in keeping residents informed on the status of the project. In spite of this, MMC de Jager also reminded all residents that level-1 water restrictions are still in place. He urged all customers to continue to use water sparingly as we are in the middle of rain-starved Winter. Johannesburg Water, in an effort to maintain a culture of water conservation, is still implementing Level -1 water restrictions according to section 44 (3) of the Water Services By-law:
On an annual basis, between 06:00 – 18:00 during 1 September and 31 March; and between 08:00 – 16h00 during 1 April and 31 August, all consumers are prohibited from watering and irrigating their gardens;
All consumers are prohibited from using a hose-pipe to clean paved areas and driveways with municipal water.
For media queries, please contact:
Cllr Nico de Jager
MMC: Environment and Infrastructure Services Department
Call: 083 899 2127