City maintains supply during scheduled Rand Water maintenance

​Johannesburg Water has taken proactive measures to guarantee uninterrupted water supply during Rand Water’s scheduled shutdown between 7pm on Tuesday, 11 July and 5pm on Friday, 14 July 2023. 

The City entity says stationary and roaming water tankers have been strategically deployed to affected areas to mitigate any water supply disruptions. The purpose of the water shutdown is to proactively address potential infrastructure breakdowns and enhance the maintenance of critical, ageing infrastructure.​

Infrastructure Services Department (EISD), says Johannesburg Water will station tankers at hospitals, clinics, municipal offices, schools, and police stations throughout the shutdown period. 

“Mobile tankers will also be available across the City to ensure continued water supply until full restoration is achieved,” says MMC Sekwaila. Joburg Water urges residents to show consideration and conservation while collecting water from tankers, emphasising the importance of preserving water for others in need. 

Nombuso Shabalala, spokesperson for Joburg Water, says the municipal’s water infrastructure, such as the Dunkeld Reservoir, Boschkop Reservoir, Randpark Ridge Reservoir, Cosmo City Reservoir, Aeroton Reservoir, Aeroton Tower, Berea Reservoir, and others, will be impacted by the shutdown. 

Areas directly supplied by Rand Water, including Roodepoort, Central, and Soweto, will also be affected by the shutdown, while the greater Sandton area and Midrand will not experience adverse effects, Shabalala says. 

“Regular updates will be provided to residents throughout the duration of the shutdown,” she adds. 

The following Johannesburg Water infrastructure, including reservoirs, towers, and direct feeds, will be impacted: 


Boschkop reservoir

Randpark Ridge reservoir

Cosmo City reservoir 

Constantia tower and pump station    

Helderkruin Tower   

Helderkruin reservoir 

Corriemoor reservoir 

Fairland reservoir   

Waterval tower  

Quellerina tower  

Florida North tower and pump station

Harrison/ Finch tower   

Honeydew reservoir 

Honeydew tower   

Olivedale reservoir  

Blairgowrie reservoir   

Linden 1 reservoir

 Linden 1 tower

Linden 2 reservoir  

Kensington B reservoir  

Kensington B tower 


Aeroton reservoir 

Aeroton tower

 Berea reservoir    

Parktown 1 and 2 reservoir   

Brixton reservoir  

Brixton tower   

Crosby reservoir 

HurstHill 1 and 2 reservoirs    

Northcliff reservoir   

Northcliff tower   

Crown Gardens reservoir

Crown Gardens towers  

Foresthill tower   

Hector Norris pump station   

Yeoville 1, 2 and 3 reservoirs


Orange Farm reservoir

 Ennerdale 1, 2 and 3 reservoirs

 Lawley reservoir


Eagles Nest reservoir   

Kibler Park reservoir    

Alan Manor reservoir   

Glenvista reservoir


Chiawelo reservoir

 Jabulani tower   

Zondi reservoir  

Zondi tower•

 BraamFisher reservoir 1    

Doornkop reservoir

Naturena reservoir   

Meadowlands 1 and 2 reservoirs   

Orlando East reservoir  

Diepkloof reservoir  

Power Park 1 and 2 reservoirs

 Jabulani reservoir 

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