Rand Water Pipe Upgrade Done, Reservoirs Still Low

Rand Water on Thursday said that while it had successfully completed the installation of the two valve rigs on the B11/B19 pipeline it warned several reservoirs were still very low.

“The B11 raw water pipeline is now back in commission supplying water to the Vereeniging Water Treatment Works (WTW),” said Rand Water.

“The Vereeniging WTW has restored full supply to Rand water’s Eikenhof Pump Station which is supplying some municipal customers.

“Several of Rand Water’s reservoirs are currently very low due to the recently completed maintenance programme and will take time to recover to full capacity.”

Rand Water networks are critically low including Meredale and Foresthill reservoirs (0,58m).

These low levels are currently having an impact on several municipal reservoirs within the Johannesburg Water network.

“Full pumping supply to these reservoirs has been restored and Rand Water will provide Johannesburg Water with 2 hourly updates on the status of these reservoir levels, until Johannesburg Water is able to start pumps from their Foresthill tower to supply water to the affected areas,” said Rand Water.

The level of Foresthill reservoir is 0,58m while 1,5m is required before water can be pumped from the Forest Hill tower.

Affrected areas include, South Hills Tower, Forest Hill Tower, Crown Gardens, Eagles Nest, Naturena, Allenmanor, Crosby, Brixton, Hurst Hill, Waterval Tower, Linden Tower, Quelerina Tower,  Florida North Tower and Constantia Tower.

Rand Water requested consumers within the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality “to be patient and to use water sparingly during this period to allow the systems to recover fully and put water back into the various Rand Water and municipal reservoirs”.