From The Mayors Office:

From the Official account of the Mayor Water outage:

Joburg Water is undertaking largest repair job in entity’s history. I would like to advise residents of the Sandton, Bryanston, Woodmead, Morningside, Alexander, Linbro Park and the surrounding arrears that there were major leaks identified on the main water pipeline that runs through Linbro Park landfill site. This is the largest repair job ever done by Joburg Water on a main line, and due to the burst being 35 meters deep on a very unstable landfill, we could not risk burying our employees alive during the maintenance process. I am on site, and will be available for updates during today. The burst pipe affected water supply, and supply had to be throttled to avoid reservoirs running dry as the recharging will take longer. We hope to flush the system around 12:00 and simultaneously open the reservoirs as well. Reservoirs shut down with 1 meter of water left, so that they will have time to refill. High-lying areas such as Bryanston will take longer to receive water due to the height in relation to pumping capacity. Estimated time of repair is 13:00, provided there are no further complications.

Water tanks are available at the following points: ·

Morningside Clinic, · Tara Hospital · Alexander : [6th ave, 13th ave Alex & Vasc, 14th ave Alex & Vasco, 14th ave Alex & Rooth , 12th ave Alex, 15th ave Alex & Selborne, 15th ave Alex & Rooth, 16th ave Alex & Vasco, 16th ave & Selborne, 17th ave & Selborne, 18th ave & Vasco] · Maritz Brothers School, · Sandton City · Benmore Gardens Mall · Sandown Old Age Home, · Sandown High School, · Troop centre at corner Rivonia and Oxford · Bryanston shopping centre, · Petervale shopping centre, · Bryanston primary school · SPCA in Lonenhill An additional 16 tankers will also be rolled out today.

Johannesburg Water is committed to provide water and sanitation that is of high quality to all residents of the City of Johannesburg and we apologize to residents for the inconvenience caused.

Customer service enquiries Twitter: @JHBWater 24 hour Hotline: 011 375 5555/ 0860 562 874 SMS line: 082 653 2143 Email: [email protected] For media enquiries: Cllr Nico de Jager MMC: Environment and Infrastructure Services Department 083 899 2127 [email protected] Mr. Isaac Dhludhlu Manager: Marketing and Communications T: +27 (0) 11 688 1577 M: +27 (0) 72 638 5346 E: [email protected]

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