Tshwane sees improvement in reservoir levels

Tshwane sees improvement in reservoir levels

The City of Tshwane on Friday said the bulk water supply system at the Zuikerbosch water treatment plant has improved.

Water levels at several Joburg reservoirs remain ‘critically low’

Operations were disrupted during Tuesday’s severe thunderstorm, accompanied by strong winds, which damaged the power lines feeding the plant.    

The power failure resulted in the loss in production of 2000 million litres of water per day and impacted all three of the Gauteng metros: Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Johannesburg.

Affected areas under the Palmiet system include Klipriviersberg, Klipfontein, Brakfontein, Germiston, Northridge and Haartebeeshoek.  

Affected areas under Mapleton include Brakpan, Vlakfontein, Selcourt, Wildebeestfontein and Stompiesfontein.  

Affected areas under Eikenhof include Meredale and Waterval.

Tshwane spokesperson Selby Bokaba said Rand Water informed the city that their Klipfontein Reservoir, which supplies the Hartebeeshoek Reservoir, has improved and water will be released.

This is the reservoir which feeds the Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa, Mabopane, and Winterveldt areas.

“The city expects to see some improvements in the affected areas following the release of water by Rand Water. The city will continue to monitor the affected reservoirs and areas very closely," said Bokaba.

He said water tankers have been dispatched to the affected areas and are coordinated through the various ward councillors.

"As water supply is restored to the affected areas, residents in those areas are requested to please use water wisely and sparingly to assist the bulk water system and the city’s reservoirs to recover quickly.

“The city also pleads with residents who were not affected by the water outages to assist the system to stabilise speedily by using water sparingly and when it is absolutely necessary," he added.


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