Since completion of its 58-hour shutdown maintenance work late last week, Rand Water’s recharging and pumping of water to various municipality user reservoir depots has been slow, with restoration of water to certain areas only.

As at this morning, the following update on reservoir levels which impacts on full water restoration can be given: 

  1. Dan Pienaar Reservoir: Empty
  2. Munsieville Reservoir: Empty
  3. Kenmare Reservoir and its associated system: Empty
  4. Kagiso Reservoir: Is at 1.3 m, which requires time to build up levels to at least 1.8 m -2.0 m, allowing for the pumping of water into the system – estimated by 14h00pm today. This means some parts of Kagiso not fed by the Kagiso Reservoir may start getting water supply
  5. Water tankers fill up points from the water network: Also empty

With minimal availability of water tankers and water tanker extraction points, most water tankers are filled in the Muldersdrift area. Once Muldersdrift stability and readiness has been confirmed, the municipality will prioritise water supply to facilities such as hospitals, clinics and old age homes.

Whilst the municipality on behalf of Rand Water apologises for the challenges experienced by affected communities during this critical and awkward time of non-availability of water, we request those with water to use it sparingly.

Further updates will be provided as and when information becomes available.

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