Rand Water working 'around the clock' to restore supply after cuts

10 December 2018 - 11:07 By Iavan Pijoos
Parts of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni were without water at the weekend after an electrical problem interrupted supply.
Parts of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni were without water at the weekend after an electrical problem interrupted supply.
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Rand Water has a technical team working around the clock to fix an electrical problem that interrupted the supply of water to parts of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni.

Disruptions were experienced at the weekend due to a fault at the Palmiet pumping station.

Rand Water spokesperson Justice Mohale said on Monday that there was an electrical problem at the plant.

He said the fault had affected the normal supply of water by the pumping station in Alberton.

"We had to reduce it because when you have electrical problems you cannot supply or pump full load. There may be other technical issues.

"This Palmiet pumping station is where the water from Zuikerbosch is pumped, but it must be at a certain load. If the load is lower, then the intensity of pushing the water won’t be effective."

 It was unclear when the supply of water to affected areas would be restored.


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