Water Restrictions in the City of Johannesburg

18 March 2021

 Media Statement 

Water Restrictions in the City of Johannesburg- updated

Rand Water has indicated that their distribution network is currently under severe pressure whereby the water demand consistently exceeds the water supply.  The water Entity requested Johannesburg Water to implement their water restrictions to prevent a situation where both supply systems collapse and Johannesburg Water has responded by restricting many of its reservoirs by between 20 – 45%.

Some areas fed from the reservoirs below that have been restricted will experience low pressure to no water especially high lying areas and some will not be affected at all. Hursthill reservoir which supplies Coronationville is still battling with capacity and we appeal to all residents to use water sparingly in order to boost the system much quicker. Alternative water supply will be rolled out to areas that get affected due to these restrictions and tanker supply will be rolled out as and when required.

Johannesburg Water reservoirs restricted are: 

  • Rem Allandale and President Park Reservoirs – supplies greater Midrand, President Park, Kaalfontein,Ebony Park, Rabie Ridge and Ivory Park
  • Halfway House South, Diepsloot Town and Abbatoir & Market – supplies greater City Deep, Tulisa Park Stafford and Steeledale ,
  • Sandton No1 and Sandton No2, Malvern East, North East Areas, Linksfield Ridge Reservoir
  • Meadowlands Res North and Meadowlands Res South: supplies Dobsonville, Jabavu,Orlando, Mofolo and Dube
  • Braamfischerville Ext 12 and Braamfischer: supplies Braamfischer, Meadowlands and Mmesi Park
  • Roodepoort Deep Township: supplies Hamberg,Rand Leases, Roodepoort and Creswell Park
  • Protea Glen:supplies greater Protea Glen,
  • Hursthill reservoir: supplies Montgomerry, Albertville,Westbury,Northcliff, Greymont, Coronationville and Triomf
  • Orlando Power Station:  supplies Orlando East,Orlando West, Nomzamo and kplipsruit
  • Diepkloof Reservoir: supplies Diepkloof and Noordgesig
  • Whiteridge North Ridge:supplies Helderkruin, Weltevreden park,Constantia Park, Allens Nek and Florida Park
  • Doornkop North and Corriemoor Reservoir: supplies Fairland, Blackheath and Quellerina  
  • Chiawelo Reservoir: supplies Chiawelo, Klipriviersoog, Dlamini and Protea North
  • Zondi Reservoir: supplies Zondi, Molestane Emdeni, Naledi, Zola, Doornkop and Zola
  • Doornkop Reservoir and Power Park : supplies Eldorado Park, Nancefield, Pimville and Devland
  • Grobler Park Reservoir and Fleurhof: supplies Fleurhof and Lea Glen
  • Lenasia Township: supplies greater Lenasia and the sorroundings areas

Water tanks for residents getting a feed from Fleurhof reservoir  will be placed in the following points:

  • Fleurhof:  5 tanks to be placed, Florida North: 1 tank to be placed
  • Helpmekaar cnr Smelt
  • Buttercup cnr Halite
  • Cosmos cnr Malacite
  • Hyacinth cnr Beryl ave next to Future life school
  • Fever tree cnr Turte Head str next to the flats
  • Bertha str,  Florida North

We plead with all residents of the city of Johannesburg to use water sparingly and residents report all service interruptions through the call centre and on social media. An updated list of water tankers will be published on our social media pages and when they are dispatched.