Joburg water crisis shows no signs of letting up

Joburg water crisis shows no signs of letting up

Johannesburg Water has confirmed that its reservoirs and towers remain strained, with minimal recovery and improvements in a few systems.

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The reservoirs and towers have impacted by Rand Water’s decision to implement stage 2 restrictions.

Joburg Water spokesperson Puleng Mopeli says the reduction or isolating of the outlets of various reservoirs is to ensure that capacity is not lost completely.

"Johannesburg Water systems are being monitored and further updates will be provided to customers.

"Johannesburg Water wishes to inform customers of the planned partial isolation of outlet valves at various systems, in response to Rand Water’s curtailment of supply. The outlets of the following reservoirs/towers will be reduced between 50%- 70% to balance the current high demand with the reduced supply.

"The intention is to sustain capacity when isolating during the evening when demand is lower."


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