Planned Shutdown in City of Tshwane: Rand Water to Conduct Urgent Repairs

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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In a bid to address critical water infrastructure issues, Rand Water has announced a 30-hour planned shutdown in the City of Tshwane from 30 to 31 July. The shutdown is necessary to conduct urgent repairs on leaks at the Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Plant and replace defective valves at the Palmiet Booster Station and the treatment plant. As a result, several areas supplied by reservoirs including Klipriviersberg, Klipfontein, Brakfontein, and Hartebeesthoek will be affected.

Communities in Tshwane have been grappling with inconsistent water supply for over two weeks, with some areas experiencing complete water shortages. Rand Water attributed the disruption to ongoing maintenance work on the Hartebeeshoek Reservoir, which directly impacted residents of Soshanguve. Despite assurances that water supply would be restored by Saturday, residents reported continued dry taps.

The planned shutdown aims to expedite necessary repairs and maintenance, and Rand Water urges affected communities to prepare for the temporary interruption while they work diligently to restore a reliable water supply.

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