Jun 30, 2023

Water tankers dispatched to suburbs as 48

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In the interim, Johannesburg Water said it is providing alternative water supply in the form of water tankers to critical areas.

Johannesburg Water has resorted to dispatching water tankers to affected suburbs as the outage persists 48 hours after the planned maintenance.

Yesterday (Wednesday, 16 August), Johannesburg Water dispatched its technical teams to look into the water outage which affected a number of suburbs feeding from the Craigavon pipeline.

In a statement, Johannesburg Water informed the affected residents that water had to be isolated due to the incident.“Water has been isolated in Craigavon to allow the Johannesburg Water technical teams to conduct investigations into the reason for the area outage,” the entity said.

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According to Joburg Water, this follows the planned maintenance which took place on Tuesday, 15 August 2023 and affected Witkoppen, Craigavon, and parts of Kengies.

The planned interruption was conducted to tie-in from an existing 160mm AC pipe at a 110mm uPVC pipe (PRV1 and 2), according to the entity.

The entity reports that when the water pipeline in the area was opened after the maintenance work on Tuesday, it was found that Craigavon residents were still without water.

ALSO READ: Joburg Water announces EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN at these suburbsIn the interim, Johannesburg Water said it is providing alternative water supply for residents, prioritising critical customers such as hospitals and schools.“The water tankers at Life Fourways Hospital and Crawford Preparatory School have been filled by the entity. Three water tankers are roaming the streets,” the entity updated.

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“Technical teams were working around the clock to complete repairs on the water pipeline.” – Johannesburg Water

Tankers have been placed at the following locations:

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