Major Water Shutdown Scheduled in Ekurhuleni: Residents Urged to Prepare for 59-Hour Disruption

…By Roland Peterson for TDPel Media. The City of Ekurhuleni is set to face a significant water disruption as Rand Water prepares to undertake critical maintenance from 26 to 29 May.


The maintenance work will result in a staggering 59-hour water shutdown in several areas.

The recovery process is expected to take approximately 3 to 5 days to restore normal water supply.

Crucial Maintenance Work by Rand Water

Rand Water, responsible for water supply in the region, will temporarily halt its distribution during the maintenance period.

The purpose of the upgrade is to integrate the new M9 pipeline into the existing system, necessitating a complete shutdown of water supply for nearly two and a half days.

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Areas Affected by the Shutdown

Numerous areas in Ekurhuleni will be directly impacted by the water shutdown.

These areas include Duduza, Nigel, Springs, KwaThema, Brakpan, Springs X, New Era, Geduld and extensions, Krugersrus, Dal Fouce, Fulcrum, Reedville, Deep Levels, Mthembu village, and Thembelisha.


Continued List of Affected Areas

Additionally, the following areas will experience water disruptions: Highlands, President Dam, President’s Ranch, Welgedacht, Slovo Park, Selcourt and enclosure, Pollak Park, Wright Park, New State Area, New Payneville, Overline, Nyanyadu, Riverside, Selcourt Estate, Nuffield, Edelweiss, Casseldale, Strubenvale and extensions, Daggafontein, Struisbult, Selection Park, Masimini, Vergenoeg, Phelendaba, Scheme 486 (ext 2 & 5), Grootvally, Grootvlei, Bakerton, Persida, KwaThema, Tornado, Phomolong, Mini Selcourt, White City, and Highlands.

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Preparation and Conservation Measures

Residents are advised by city spokesman Zweli Dlamini to store an adequate supply of water for essential use during the shutdown period.

Furthermore, the city appeals to industrial customers, including hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, and schools, to fill their internal storage tanks and use water sparingly until the system is fully operational again.


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About the Author:

Roland Peterson is a seasoned and experienced writer with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a special interest in news and has been writing about current events for many years. When he’s not busy writing, Roland enjoys spending time in nature and can often be found exploring the great outdoors. He also loves to relax and unwind by sipping coffee at his favorite coffee shop (Manhattan Espresso) while brainstorming ideas for his next article on TDPel Media. Roland is a dedicated writer who is passionate about delivering informative and engaging content to his readers. He lives in New York, USA.

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