“It is estimated that supply from Zondi reservoir will be restored by 24 June [Friday] midnight. The Doornkop West reservoir, Chiawelo reservoir and Protea Glen direct feed will remain isolated until further notice,” read a statement issued by the water utility on Friday.
Protea residents are not satisfied with this update.
They have blocked the busy R558 with rocks and burning tyres. Motorists using the affected route are forced to use alternative routes.
“We understand the pain the Magadla family is going through but we have been without water for three days. The community of Dlamini and other areas have been provided with water tankers but nothing has been provided for us.
"We have toilets inside our houses, just imagine the condition we find ourselves in. This is inhumane,“ said resident Maropeng Serakwana.
Protea ward councillor Phelelani Sindane said he is in constant communication with Joburg Water regarding the supply of water tankers in his ward.
“As a ward councillor, I have done everything within my powers to address this challenge. I fully understand the frustration from the community but I hope we will find a lasting solution soon,” said Sindane.