Massive 87-hour water outage hitting Joburg, Ekurhuleni and Pretoria this week – here’s who is affected

 ·16 Aug 2022

Rand Water and the City of Tshwane have warned residents in Johannesburg and Pretoria to expect an 87-hour water outage this week as maintenance work continues on key pipelines in Gauteng.

The maintenance has been planned over five days, commencing at 09h30 on Friday, 19 August, and continuing to 13h00 on Tuesday, 23 August.

The maintenance schedule will tie in with the new B6 pipeline, which has been constructed to augment a portion of the existing pipeline, Rand Water said.

Residents will be affected in the Cities of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, and Tshwane, as well as other direct customers of Rand Water.

The City of Tshwane warned that during the shutdown, Rand Water will supply each city’s residents with a lesser percentage of water than the usual capacity.

“Residents are advised to use water sparingly during this time in order to prevent reservoirs from running dry. They should also ensure that they store sufficient water to sustain them for the duration of the shutdown,” it said.

Water tankers will be sent out to areas affected.

The coming outages follow similar maintenance work done last week (11 August) which saw outages for up to 53 hours.

City of Ekurhuleni

  • Windsor
  • Sunny Ridge
  • Fishers Hill
  • Primrose Ext
  • Glen Marais
  • Klopper Park
  • Marlands
  • Solheim
  • Elandsfontein
  • Isando
  • Industries
  • Wadeville
  • Elsburg
  • Driefontein
  • Delville
  • Germiston South

City of Joburg

  • President Park
  • Halfway House
  • Klipfonteinview
  • Southills
  • Lynn Meyer
  • Diepsloot
  • Sandton
  • Alexandra
  • North Western Areas

City of Tshwane

The City of Tshwane provided a detailed breakdown of areas affected:

  • Akasia Reservoir – Amandasig (all extensions), Beetgesberg 279-JR, Chantelle (all extensions), Florauna, Hartbeeshoek (all extensions), Heatherdale AH, Heatherview (all extensions), Ninapark (all extensions), Plantland 567-JR Witfontein 301-JR and Zandfontein 317-JR
  • Atteridgeville HL Reservoir – Atteridgeville (all extensions), Elandsfontein 352-JR, Kwaggasrand, Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR, Saulsville, Schurveberg 488-JQ, Skurweplaas 353-JR and West Park
  • Atteridgeville LL Reservoir – Atteridgeville (all extensions), Elandsfontein 352-JR, Saulsville and Schurveberg 488-JQ
  • Bakenkop Reservoir – Brakfontein 399-JR, Celtisdal (all extensions), Clubview (all extensions), Cranbrookvale, Eldoraigne (all extensions), Hennopspark (all extensions), Lyttelton 381-JR, Lyttelton AH, Raslouw AH, Rooihuiskraal Noord (all extensions), Swartkop 383-JR, Tamara Park, Villarosa, Wierdapark and Zwartkop 356-JR
  • Blair Athol Reservoir – Blair Athol (all extensions), Monaghan (all extensions), Rietfontein 532-JQ, Riverside Estate 497-JQ and Vlakfontein 494-JQ
  • Carina Reservoir – Alphenpark, Erasmusrand, Garsfontein 374-JR, Groenkloof 358-JR, Monumentpark, Sterrewag, Waterkloof (all extensions), Waterkloofpark, Waterkloof Heights (all extensions) and Waterkloof Ridge (all extensions)
  • Constantia Park Reservoir – Constantia Park (all extensions), Erasmuskloof (all extensions), Erasmusrand, Garsfontein 374-JR, Moreletapark (all extensions), Newlands (all extensions), Waterkloof (all extensions), Waterkloof Glen (all extensions), Waterkloof Heights (all extensions), Waterkloof Ridge and Waterkloofpark (all extensions)
    Cornwall Booster Doornkloof 391-JR
  • Erasmia Reservoir – Christoburg, Erasmia (all extensions), Erasmia 350-JR, Hoekplaats 384-JR, Lekkerhoekie 411-JR and 450-JR, Mooiplaats 355-JR and Sunderland Ridge (all extensions)
  • Erasmusrand Reservoir – Erasmuskloof (all extensions), Erasmusrand, Kasteel 609-JR, Waterkloof 378-JR and Waterkloof Ridge (all extensions)
  • Heuweloord Reservoir – Brakfontein 399-JR, Heuweloord (all extensions), Swartkop 383-JR and Raslouw
  • Klapperkop Reservoir – Arcadia, Blackmoor 347-JR, Bryntirion, Capital Park (all extensions), Daspoort 319-JR, Deerness, Eastclyffe, Eastwood, Eloff Estate 320-JR, Gezina, Groenkloof, Kilberry, Lisdogan Park, Lynnwood, Monumentpark (all extensions), Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR, Prinshof 349-JR, Rietfontein, Riviera, Scientia 416-JR and 626-JR, Sterrewag, Transpark 639-JR and Waterkloof 378-JR
  • Klipfontein Reservoir – Klipfontein 268-JR, Klip-Kruisfontein 708-JR and Soshanguve (all extensions)
  • Laudium Reservoir – Christoburg, Claudius, Erasmia, Laudium (all extensions), Mooiplaats 355-JR and Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR
  • Lotus Gardens Reservoir – Fort 646-JR, Fort West (all extensions), Lotus Gardens (all extensions) and Pretoria Town and Townlands 351 JR
  • Louwlardia Reservoir – Blue Hills (all extensions), Brakfontein 390-JR and 409-JR, Country View (all extensions), Highveld (all extensions), Kosmosdal (all extensions), Louwlardia (all extensions), Midstream Estate (all extensions), Olievenhoutbosch 389-JR, Olifantsfontein 410-JR, Randjesfontein 405-JR, Randjespark Ext 121, Rooihuiskraal (all extensions) and The Reeds (all extensions)
  • Mabopane Reservoir – Klippan 102-JR, Mabopane (all extensions), Rietgat 105-JR, Soshanguve (all extensions), Tswaing 149-JR and Winterveld
  • Meintjieskop Reservoir – Arcadia, Bryntirion, Deerness, Eastclyffe, Eastwood, Elandspoort 257-JR, Lisdogan Park, Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR, Rietfontein, Rietondale (all extensions), Riviera (all extensions) and Villieria
  • Mnandi Reservoir – Acsionville 784-JR, Brakfontein 399-JR, Doornrandje 386-JR, Gerardsville AH, Hennopsrivier 389-JR, Heuweloord (all extensions), Hoekplaats 384-JR, Honeypark 437-JR, Knopjeslaagte 385-JR, Mnandi AH, Monavoni (all extensions), Olievenhoutbosch, Peach Tree (all extensions), Raslouw (all extensions), Stukgrond 382-JR, Sunderland Ridge (all extensions), Swartkop 383-JR and Vlakplaats 354-JR
  • Monumentpark Reservoir – Groenkloof 358-JR, Monumentpark (all extensions), Sterrewag (all extensions) and Waterkloof Ridge (all extensions)
  • Muckleneuk Reservoir – Arcadia (all extensions), Brooklyn (all extensions), Colbyn (all extensions), Elandspoort 357-JR, Groenkloof (all extensions), Hartebeestpoort 362-JR, Hatfield, Hillcrest (all extensions), Koedoespoort, Koedoespoort 325-JR and 456-JR, Lukasrand, Lynnwood, Menlo Park, Muckleneuk (all extensions), Sunnyside and Pretoria Central
  • Pierre van Ryneveld Reservoir – Doornkloof 391-JR, Irene (all extensions), Kirkness 622-JR, Lyttelton Manor Ext 8, Pierre van Ryneveld (all extensions), Rietvallei 377-JR, Rietvalleipark, Rietvalleirand, Rietvlei, Rietvlei Heights and Waterkloof 360-JR and 378-JR
  • Raslouw Reservoir – Celtisdal (all extensions), Deltoidia AH, Eldoraigne (all extensions), Monavoni Ext 65, Monrick AH, Raslouw (all extensions), Swartkop 383-JR, Sunderland Ridge (all extensions) and Zwartkop 356-JR
  • Rooihuiskraal Reservoir – Brakfontein 390-JR, 399-JR and 419-JR, Celtisdal (all extensions), Hennopspark (all extensions), Heuweloord (all extensions), Kosmosdal (all extensions), Monavoni AH, Olievenhoutbosch, Rooihuiskraal (all extensions), Rooihuiskraal Noord (all extensions), The Reeds (all extensions) and Wierdapark (all extensions)
  • Salvokop Reservoir – Arcadia (all extensions), Eastwood, Elandspoort 357-JR, Groenkloof 358-JR, Muckleneuk, Pretoria (all extensions), Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR, Prinshof 280-JR and 349-JR, Salvokop (all extensions), Sunnyside and Trevenna
  • Soshanguve DD Reservoir – Bultfontein 107-JR, Klippan 102-JR, Mabopane Unit CV, New Eersterus, Soshanguve (all extensions), Sterkwater 106-JR, Stinkwater and Zoutpan 104-JR
  • Soshanguve L Reservoir – De Beers, Kopanong (all extensions), Kruisfontein 359-JR and 262-JR, Onderstepoort 266-JR, Onderstepoort (all extensions), Rietgat 611-JR and Wentzelrust 223-JR
  • Sunderland Ridge Reservoir – Lekkerhoekie 350-JR, Mooiplaats 355-JR, Sunderland Ridge (all extensions) and Zwartkop 356-JR
  • The Reeds Reservoir – Brakfontein 399-JR and 419-JR, Olievenhoutbosch, Rua Vista (all extensions) and The Reeds (all extensions)
  • Valhalla Reservoir – Glen Lauriston (all extensions), Monrick AH, Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR, Valhalla and Zwartkop 356-JR
  • Waterkloof Reservoir – Brooklyn, Elandspoort 357-JR, Garsfontein 374-JR, Groenkloof, Hazelwood, Lynnwood, Maroelana, Menlo Park (all extensions), Muckleneuk, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Waterkloof and Waterkloof Ridge
  • Waterkloof East Reservoir – Alphenpark, Ashley Gardens, Brooklyn, Groenkloof, Hazelwood, Maroelana Ext 3, Menlo Park, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Waterkloof, Waterkloofpark and Waterkloof Ridge
  • Waterkloof Ridge Ext 2 Reservoir – Waterkloof Ridge (all extensions) and Waterkloof Ridge 378-JR and 428-JR
  • Wonderboom Reservoir – Amalinda 643-JR, Annlin (all extensions), Annlin West, Bon Accord, De Onderstepoort, Doornpoort, Dorandia (all extensions), Florauna (all extensions), Grootvlei 272-JR, Haakdoornfontein 119-JR, Haakdoornlaagte 277-JR, Hartebeestfontein 324-JR, Hesteapark Ext 28, Honingnestkrans 269-JR, Kenley AH, Kromdraai 115-JR and 728-JR, Lusthof 114-JR, Magalieskruin (all extensions), Montana AH, Montana (all extensions), Mont Lorraine AH, Murrayhill 275-JR, Ninapark, Onderstepoort (all extensions), Pretoria North, Pylpunt, Pyramid, Rondavel Alias Skoongezicht 109-JR, Rooiwal 270-JR, Sinoville, Theresapark (all extensions), Tileba, Wallmannsthal 278-JR, Waterval 273-JR, Witfontein 301-JR, Wolmer, Wonderboom (all extensions) and Wonderboom South

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