With the approach of cold winter weather and increased load shedding in Johannesburg, residents in certain areas will be facing an additional challenge next month. Joburg Water has announced a 39-hour maintenance project on its G20 pipeline from May 11th to May 13th. This means that residents in Winchester Hills, Mondeor, Glenanda, and surrounding areas may be complete without water during this period and should prepare accordingly.
Joburg Water has emphasized that this maintenance project is necessary to complete unfinished maintenance on the pipeline. However, the timing of the project couldn’t be worse for residents who are already facing the challenges of cold weather and load shedding. The shutdown will begin at 6 pm on May 11th and will last until 9 am on May 13th. This means that residents in affected areas will need to make alternative arrangements for water supply during this period.
According to Nolwazi Dhlamini of Joburg Water, the purpose of the shutdown is to complete a tie-in of the newly replaced section of the G20 pipeline to its existing pipeline. While the shutdown is an inconvenience for affected residents, Joburg Water needs to complete this project to ensure a safe and efficient supply of water to all residents in the long term.
In light of this upcoming maintenance project, residents in affected areas are urged to take necessary precautions and prepare accordingly. This may include stocking up on water before the shutdown and making alternative arrangements for water supply during the 39 hours.