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Joburg hit by water cuts as city does maintenance

Picture credit: Antonio Muchave.
Picture credit: Antonio Muchave.

Johannesburg Water has said it made contingency plans as the city is preparing for widespread water outages while maintenance and repairs are done to pipes.

Spokesperson Eleanor Mavimbela said the city would be supplying water tanks across suburbs expected to be affected by the water outages.

“Maintenance will be carried out by Rand Water and it is expected to start around 8am‚” she said.

The water outages are expected to last about 33 hours until 5pm on Wednesday.

“We have made contingency plans and there will be water tanks in affected areas‚” Mavimbela said.

Suburbs expected to be affected by the maintenance include Bryanston extentions 3 and 5‚ Linden‚ Fontainebleau‚ Northcliff‚ Langlaagte‚ Randburg‚ Robinhills and Robindale.

Mavimbela said residents can get a full list of areas affected by the outages and the areas where water tanks will be placed on their website.