Joburg Water has issued a warning regarding the high water consumption that has resulted in the city’s reservoirs and towers running dangerously low.
Amid a heat wave that has seen temperatures in Johannesburg soar to 36°C degrees, Joburg Water has asked customers to reduce consumption.
oburg Water on Tuesday said its network in various parts of the City was severely strained due to high water demand (usage).
“The direct impact is extremely low levels within various reservoirs and towers,” said Joburg Water.
“Customers are urgently requested to lower water usage to assist with sustaining already constrained systems. Supply at Commando Road meter, Central, Sandton, Roodepoort, and Soweto systems are being monitored.”
Highly impacted systems at Joburg Water include:
1. Commando system: Crosby, Brixton, and Hursthill. All three systems are critically low to empty.
2. Soweto systems: Eagle Nest, Glenvista, and Naturena reservoirs are at critically low levels.
3. Central systems: Crown Gardens as well as Alan Manor reservoirs are at critically low levels.
“Pumps supplying Crown Gardens tower have been isolated due to low reservoir levels,” revealed Joburg Water.
“South Hills Tower is on ‘bypass supply’ due to lower supply from Rand Water’s Meyer’s Hill reservoir.
“Customers in higher-lying areas will experience low pressure/ no water during this period.”
Joburg Water urged customers to reduce consumption, “only using water for human and household needs, which will significantly assist in the recovery of the affected systems.”