JW arranges alternative water supply for affected residents

MEDIA STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 24 June 2022
Time: 14h00

JW arranges alternative water supply for affected residents

Johannesburg Water officials and the authorities from the SAPS and EMS continue with the search for Khayalethu, a 6-year old boy who allegedly fell into a sewer manhole while playing with his friends at Dlamini park, Soweto on Sunday, 12th June 2022.

The search operation will carry on until midnight. The water was isolated on 22 June 2022 to aid in the continuing search in the last stretch of the sewer line leading to the wastewater treatment works.

Alternate water supply: Affected areas Soweto:

The distribution of mobile tankers is prioritized thus:

2 x mobile tankers for Ward 135 (Protea Glen and extensions).

2 x mobile tankers for Doornkop, Tshepisong and Slovoville.

2 x mobile tankers for Protea North, Chiawelo, Senaoane and Mapetla.

2 x mobile tankers for Green Village, Dobsonville Gardens

JW would like to plead with customers, especially in Protea, for calmness so that we can get in and supply water. Residents are informed that everyone will have water by tomorrow.

JW further pleads with the community for support, understanding and patience as the team focuses on the search and recovery of the body of the missing boy. Further updates will be advised as the exercise progresses.

Details of the search results will be made available. Furthermore, we plead that the family be allowed space to get through this terrible ordeal.

ENDS