“Rand Water is still recovering their systems and therefore the flow from them via the Commando Road meter feeding the Crosby, Hursthill and Brixton reservoirs are still low. We are expecting this to improve during the day. We have, however, managed to start one pump to pump water from the Brixton reservoir to the tower. Thus, the Brixton tower supply area should start getting water but at low pressure,” said Rand Water on Monday.
Kekana said engagements had taken place with various stakeholders in a bid to find a lasting solution to the ongoing water supply problem.
“As an interim measure, provision is always made to supply affected facilities with water tankers. However, given that health facilities require tonnes of water to perform various services, and the need for a sustained supply of water, the stopgap measure only allows for limited service provision,” she said.
Kekana said since last week, the management of Helen Joseph and Rahima Moosa hospitals had attempted to alleviate some of the pressure from the two worst affected facilities by transferring some patients to other hospitals and performing some theatre operations at sister hospitals.
“As of this morning, parts of Chris Hani Baragwanath are without water, with low pressure in some areas, while Leratong Hospital water supply has been restored, albeit with low pressure.”