Officials said this does not mean that there would be no water during that period. “However‚ due to the extremely long hours‚ some of the areas may experience a shortage of water or low pressure‚" said the city.
“Johannesburg Water appeals to all residents of Johannesburg to use water sparingly during the shutdown in order to avoid a complete no-water situation and reminds all that level-1 water restrictions are still in place.
“The shutdown will also affect a number of municipalities across Gauteng. We apologise for the inconvenience.”