Hursthill reservoir burst has left some areas with no water. Photo: File
Many residents in areas around Emmarentia, Northcliff, Sophiatown to Parkview experienced low water pressure to no water after Hursthill reservoir pipe burst in the afternoon of 11 July.
Johannesburg Water confirmed that Hursthill reservoir 1 and 2 had a pipe burst, ‘on the inlet 600mm pipe which is affecting supply and residents should start experiencing low pressure.”
Water tankers are available at Westdene, Melville and Sophiatown, technicians were sent to the scene to repair the damage.
Update on #HursthillReservoir pic.twitter.com/3P96pt2Jr8
— Johannesburg Water (@JHBWater) July 11, 2019
The reservoir was half opened to slowly build capacity if it was fully opened bursts would occur, Joburg Water informed residents. “We appeal to all residents to use water sparingly until the water levels improve.”
List of the affected areas:
Kindly note the areas fed by the #HursthillReservoir 1 and 2. If you live in any of these areas and you are experiencing water outage, please be patient as the reservoirs are still building capacity. ^NN pic.twitter.com/A09tqM5TZC
— Johannesburg Water (@JHBWater) July 12, 2019
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