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Johannesburg Water and the City’s bulk water supplier, Rand Water, are planning a water shutdown to last 30 hours starting on 27 February.

The City’s bulk water supplier, Rand Water, has sent out a statement notifying residents of a major water shutdown set to affect 37 areas within City of Johannesburg for the majority of this weekend.

The water shutdown is being implemented to replace an 800mm valve and a bypass valve. Johannesburg Water has said that the shutdown is expected to last for 30 hours starting at 1pm on Saturday, 27 February and ending at 7pm on Sunday, 28 February. The water entity has planned to place water tanks to assist when the reservoir levels reach a critical stage to minimise the impact.

CoJ has said the following areas (in alphabetical order) will be affected and residents are urged to plan accordingly:

• Albertskroon
• Albertville
• Auckland Park
• Berario
• Bosmont
• Brixton
• Claremont
• Constantia Kloof
• Coronationville
• Cottesloe
• Emmarentia
• Fairland
• Florida North
• Fordsburg
• Greenside
• Greymont
• Hursthill
• Industria
• Jan Hofmeyer
• Langlaagte
• Longdale
• Mayfair
• Melville
• Meredale
• Montclare
• Newclare
• Newlands
• Northcliff Ext 4, 10, 16, 17 and 22
• Parkview
• Riverlea
• Rossmore
• Sophiatown
• Triomf
• Vrededorp
• Westbury
• Westcliff
• Westdene

26 water tanks will be placed at the following locations:

• Alwyn Road and Babiana Street, Roodekrans
• Commando and Main Reef Roads, Riverlea
• Jukskei Drive, Riverlea
• Crown informal settlement
• Japura Village on the corner of Erythrina Road, Riverlea (for senior citizens)
• At the BP garage on the corner of Gordon Road and Bergbron Drive
• Crosby Clinic
• Brixton Police Station, corner High Street and Mercury Street
• Rahima Moosa Hospital
• Slovo Park informal settlement
• Riverlea Recreation Centre
• Kathrada Park informal settlement, Newclare
• Edward Road, Sophiatown
• 46 Wilma Street, Montclare
• A truck will roam the areas of Quellerina and Florida Glen
• A truck will roam the areas of Sophiatown Clinic and Fire Station
• A water tanker will be pumping water to Helen Joseph Hospital
• Corner Willow and Mimosa Road, Fairview
• Corner Taaibos and Acacia Road
• Corner of Weltevreden and Shaka Roads
• Corner Golf Club Terrace and Joachim van Plettenberg, Constantia Kloof
• Bertha Avenue, Florida North
• Bruno Drive, Florida North
• Louanna Avenue, Constantia Kloof
• Okkerneut Street, Constantia Kloof
• On the border of Bergbron Drive and Whiteridge

Residents can get more information and keep up to date with developments of the water shutdown on the Joburg Water or Rand Water Twitter pages (@JHBWater or @Rand_Water).

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