Unplanned interruptions – 23 October 2020

Water Interruptions



1.Lawley and  Lenasia

We are experiencing high water demand in all the reservoirs in the region. The reservoirs are currently very low. We will be closing Lawley reservoir that supply water to Lawley 2 in order to build up storage. We will also close Lenasia Hospital Hills which supply Lenasia South, Magsoj Manor, Finetown and we will also switch off water pumps that supply water to Lenasia high level Reservoir. We anticipate that this exercise will allow us to supply water in the afternoon around 19H00. Affected areas will be Lenasia South, Magson Manor, Finetown, Zakariyya Park, Lehae, Vlakfontein and Lawley 2.

Please note that the contractor installing fibre damaged main water pipe at Republic and Kent Avenue. Depot is aware and will resolve.

3.Hurst Hill Reservoirs
Please note, some parts of Johannesburg that are fed from our Hursthill reservoir are still undergoing water shortages as a result of the power outage experienced by our bulk water supplier Rand Water. We appeal to residents to use water sparingly to allow the system to recover fully. Many high lying areas such as Sophiatown, Auckland Park, Coronationville and the surrounding areas are still battling as we are experiencing high water demand.

Water tankers:

  1. Alwayn RD and Babiana Street
  2. Commando and Main Road  Revelea
  3. Jukskei Drive and Wilhemina Hokins
  4. Japura village cnr of Erythrin for Senior Citizen-Riverlea
  5. Crown Informal Settlement
  6. BP garage Cnr Gordon Road and Bergbron
  7. Bergbron & Whiteridge
  8. Brixton Police station ( Cnr High & Mercury)
  9. Crosby Clinic
  10. Rahima Moosa Hospital
  11. Slovo Park Informal Settlement (Coronationville)
  12. Kathrada Informal Settlement (Newclare)
  13. Edward Street (Sophiatown)

14.No 46 Wilma Street(Montclare)

  1. Riverlea Recreation Centre
  2. Quellerina and Florida Glen truck will roam around in the area
  3. Sophiatown Clinic and Fire Station, truck will roam around in the area
  4. Helen Joseph Hospital, water tanker is there to pump water to the hospital’s tank

We appeal to all to use water sparingly and to remind them that level one water restrictions are still in place. Watering of gardens is not allowed between 6 am and 6 pm in summer months (1 Sept to 31 March) and furthermore, it is not allowed to wash paved areas and driveway using hosepipes.

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Customer service inquiries:
24 hour Hotline: 011 688 1699/ 086 056 2874
SMS line: 076 333 5052
Email: Customer@jwater.co.za
Website: https://www.johannesburgwater.co.za/