Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 19-06-2019
The city of Johannesburg has urged residents to use water sparingly as Rand Water prepares for a planned shutdown from June 24.
Rand Water says residents should brace themselves for water shortages and low pressure for at least two days.
It says the planned shutdown of the main B11 pipeline next Monday is necessary in order to install a valve.
MMC for environment and infrastructure services Nico de Jager says the shutdown would result in the limited water supply to all Rand Water customers.
“This does not necessarily mean that there will be no water during the 54 hours shutdown period, however, due to the extremely long hours, some of the areas may experience a shortage of water or low pressure."
The shutdown is expected to affect a number of municipalities across Gauteng Province.