Johannesburg City to face a 54-hour water shutdown this month – here’s what you need to know

Johannesburg City to face a 54-hour water shutdown this month | Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay


Next Monday on the 24th of June, Johannesburg residents will be faced with limited water supply for more than two days, Joburg Water has advised.

Environmental and Infrastructure Services MMC Nico de Jager said in a statement this week that the Metropolitan’s main bulk water supplier, Rand Water, is planning a major shutdown next week. The 54-hour shutdown will affect all reservoirs supplying water to the city and will last almost two and a half days.

The shutdown is on the B11 pipeline to install a 2 500mm butterfly valve from Lethabo to Vereeniging pumping station and this will result in the limited water supply to all Rand Water customers.” – Infrastructure Services MMC Nico de Jager

But the shutdown does not mean there will be no water at all, but rather that some areas may experience a shortage of water or low pressure. The plan for the shutdown was originally scheduled for April this year but was postponed.

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The Johannesburg City Council has urged Jozi residents to use water sparingly during the 54-hour shutdown in order to avoid all taps running dry. The shutdown will reportedly also affect a number of municipalities across the entire Gauteng Province.

Do your part Jozi friends and limit your water usage from Monday 24 June. Read more on the latest local news right here. 

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