All you need to know about the 33-hour water outage planned for 22 areas in Joburg

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Many Residents in the North of Joburg are set to experience a planned 33 hour water outage, here’s all the information we know so far.


Johannesburg Water announced on their website that from 15 August at 8am to 16 August at 5pm, there will be a planned water outage in 22 areas in the north of Joburg.

“We endeavor to give our customers an uninterrupted service they deserve. Despite our best intentions, there may be factors that require us to arrange planned interruptions to your water supply service to allow for regular maintenance of our water system or an upgrade of the ageing infrastructure.”

The outage comes as a result of Rand Water undertaking repairs and replacements to sections of the trunk main (F46 pipe line).

“The planned shutdown is envisaged for 33 hours. Customers living within the reservoir  zone may be affected 6 hours after the commencement of  the shutdown and customers living within the tower zone will be affected  within 1 hour after the commencement of the shutdown.”

Due to the long outage, water tankers will be placed around affected areas for residents to collect water.

Areas affected:

  • Aldarapark
  • Beverly Gardens
  • Bryanbrink
  • Bryanston Ext 3 and 5
  • Candia Grove (all extensions)
  • Cresta Ext 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Daniel Brinkpark
  • Darrenwood
  • Ferndale (all extensions)
  • Fontainebleau
  • Jacanlee
  • Kensington B
  • Linden
  • Lyme Park Ext 3 and 4
  • Osummit
  • Pine Park
  • Rand Park Ext 4, 5 and 6
  • Robindale Ext 1
  • Robin Hills
  • Strijdom Park
  • Windsor
  • Windsor Glen

Water tanker points:

  • Corner of Beatrice Street and Dukes Avenue, Windsor
  • Corner of Republic Road and Judges Avenue, Cresta
  • Corner of 1st Avenue and Bramfischer Drive, Linden
  • Corner of 5th Street and 3rd Avenue, Linden
  • Corner of 8th and 3rd streets, Linden
  • Corner of Dalmeny Road and Gavin Avenue, Pine Park
  • Corner of Vincent and San Michelle roads, Aldarapark
  • Corner of Winston Street and Valley Road, Robin Hills
  • Corner of Anchor and Chester roads, Bryanston
  • Corner of Conduit Street and Westview Drive, Bryanston
  • Corner of Bath and Cypress avenues, Bryanston
  • Corner of Highview Boulevard and West Avenue, Ferndale
  • Corner of Bright Water Commons on Republic Road, Ferndale
  • Corner of Fabriek Street and Serling Road, Strijdompark
  • Ferndale High School on Milne Road, Kensington B
  • Corner of Sirdar Street and Abington Road, Kensington B

Sources: Johannesburg Water
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