Water Shortage CRISIS: Johannesburg Water lists spots to find water
Johannesburg Water is providing stationary tanks and roaming trucks for the Midrand system, stationed at the following areas:
With Johannesburg Water and bulk supplier, Rand Water, currently in dire straits, the water shortage crisis has hit some areas extremely bad.
MIDRAND EXPERIENCING DIRE WATER SHORTAGE
Midrand, north of Johannesburg is among areas experiencing low pressure to no water in parts of the region.
In the interim, Johannesburg Water is providing stationary tanks and roaming trucks for the Midrand system, stationed at the following areas:
- Taxi rank in Ivory Park Ext 2
- 16 June Street, Ivory Park (opposite St John Church)
- Allandale boom gates
- Engen garage (Kaalfontein)
- Drake Kota Primary School
- Kaalfontein (Meriting)
- Opposite ZCC Kaalfontein
- Kaalfontein Corner Shopping Centre’s
- Engen garage, corner Richards Drive and Le Roux Avenue, Halfway House
- Total garage corner Richards Drive and Church Street, Halfway House
- Corner Invicta and 6th Roads, Midrand
- Highlands Estate, 5th Street, Carlswald, Midrand
- Midrand High School
- Crowthorne Shopping Centre’s
JOHANNESBURG WATER EMPHASISES THE ACTIVE WATER RESTRICTIONS
“Residents are requested to observe level-1 water restrictions which are implemented from 1 September to 31 March,” the entity cautioned.
These restrictions prohibit the use of hosepipes to water gardens, wash cars, clean driveways, as well as fill up swimming pools and water features between 06:00 and 18:00.
Instead, the use of grey water is encouraged. “This is to ensure that systems are kept stable throughout the coming months. We urge residents to report any form of vandalism and theft of water infrastructure to 0800 00 2587,” the entity advised.
INCREASE IN WATER CONSUMPTION STRAINING SUPPLY
Meanwhile, Johannesburg Water has appealed to customers to urgently reduce water usage as Rand Water’s Eikenhof System is under severe strain.
Johannesburg Water said they along with several other municipalities were alerted by Rand Water to curb high demand on the Eikenhof System.
“High consumption may result in a collapse of the system, which will result in little to no water supply to customers,” the entity warned.