05 August 2019
Immediate Release

Please kindly note that the team currently finished draining the site of all the excess water. The team is working on ensuring that excavation is safe to work in. This they estimate should becompleted in two hours from 11:15.

Once the team is sure that the excavation is safe, they will start to loosen the flexible couplings, which is where the leak was coming from. The team is using flexible couplings because they need to remove a section of the 600mm pipe which is made of asbestos cement and retrofit it with a steel pipe as ac pipes are no longer being manufactured. New flexible couplings compensating for the 2 types of material will be manufactured.

The manufacturer for the fittings needed for the pipe have already been ordered. Estimated delivery of the fittings to site will be at 4. We estimate that we should start to fit them in around 4:30pm. If all goes according to plan repairs should be completed and water opened around midnight.

Water tankers can be found at the following points:

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

Two roaming tankers have also been allocated to assist in the area.
Further updates will be provided as required on Johannesburg Water social media pages

  • Twitter: @jhbwater
  • Facebook: Johannesburg Water


For media enquiries:
Ms Eleanor Mavimbela
Officer: External Communications
T: +27 (0) 11 688 6672
M: +27 (0) 71 313 6327
E: [email protected]