Water Restrictions in the City of Johannesburg

27 August 2021

Media Statement

Rand Water, our bulk water supplier has issued a notice of 20% water restrictions to Municipalities in Gauteng due to network being under severe pressure whereby the water demand consistently exceeds the water supply. These restrictions were implemented to allow for the recovery of its network systems and will impact some parts of Johannesburg were residents will experience intermittent water supply.

Furthermore, Rand Water had a power supply issue at their Zuikerbosh purification works yesterday which negatively impacted on their Palmiet pumping system that feeds their Meyers Hill reservoir which supplies our South Hills tower.  The reservoir is currently below the threshold at which we can pump into the tower which means the tower area is currently without water supply.  Areas like Linmeyer, South Hills, Risana, The Hill and surrounding areas will be affected.

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
  • Abbatoirs Hamburger: Florida Lake , Florida Park and Discovery ext 2 and 5
  • Boschkop Reservoir: Radiokop, Randparkrif and Weltevredenpark
  • Cosmo City:  Cosmo city, Kya Sands, Northriding, Zandspruit , Hoogland, Lanseria, Moslyn park
  • Commando road and Claremont: Claremont, Industria North and Delarey
  • Cornelius street: Fairland, Weltevreden Park, Allens Nek, Randparkrif
  • Honeydew  Reservoir 1and 2: Honeydew Manor, Radiokop, Ruimsig A.H, Honeydew Grove, Honeydew Ridge, Aanwins A.H and Ambot A.H
  • Horizon North: Georgina, Discovery, Horison and Roodepoort North
  • Noordgesig township: Noordgesig and Pennyville
  • Watervall dall and Watervar Reservoir: Bergbron, Greymont, Northcliff, Quellerina and Florida Hills
  • Weltevreden  bypass: Radiokop, Willowbrook, Weltevreden Park, Poortview , Amarosa and Wilgeheuwel

Residents are urged to use water sparingly as the City is still under Level -1 water restrictions as per Section 44 (3) of the Water Services By-law.

A list of water tankers will be published on our website and social media platforms as and when they are dispatched.

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