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An unplanned maintenance has caused taps to run dry in parts of the south of Joburg today, Tuesday, 21 November.

THE CAUSE OF THE UNPLANNED MAINTENANCE IN PARTS OF JOBURG

According to Johannesburg Water, water had to be isolated (closed) to allow the team to repair a 315mm AC pipe near Thabo Mbeki informal settlement.

This major burst pipe has affected areas including Stone Haven, Malatjie informal settlement, Thabo Mbeko informal settlement, Lion Pride, Lanseria Corporate Park, Drummond, Kwena Molapo informal settlement. Lanseria Airport and Lanseria.

Johannesburg Water says water tankers have been placed at the affected areas as there is currently no estimated time of completion.

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JOHANNESBURG WATER RESTORES WATER SUPPLY IN SANDTON

Meanwhile, another unplanned maintenance (pipe repairs) have been completed in Bryanston, Sandton. According to Johannesburg Water, the team completed the pipe repairs at 5 Coventry Road in Bryanston and water was restored.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this maintenance and thank customers for their patience. Customers still experiencing water outages are advised to log calls for further investigations,” the entity said.

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PERFECT SEASON TO START RAINWATER HARVESTING

Also, with level -1 water restrictions currently in place, Johannesburg Water sees it apt that residents benefit from rainwater harvesting.

“Rainwater harvesting can be useful during times of intermittent supply by providing you with water to flush your toilet, water your garden, and even wash your car,” the entity advised.

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JOHANNESBURG WATER PROVIDES SMART TIPS

Here are more tips to take advantage of rainwater harvesting

  • Less cost
  • Helps in reducing the water bill
  • Decrease the demand for water
  • Promotes both water and energy conservation
  • Improves the quality and quantity of groundwater
  • Does not require a filtration system for landscape irrigation
  • It reduces soil erosion, stormwater runoff, flooding and pollution of the surface with fertilisers, pesticides, metals and other sediments
  • It is an excellent source of water for landscape irrigation with no chemicals, or dissolved salts and free from all minerals

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