Rand Water working ‘around the clock’ to restore supply after cuts

Rand Water has a technical team working around the clock to fix an electrical problem that interrupted the supply of water to parts of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni.

Parts of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni were without water at the weekend after an electrical problem interrupted supply.
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Disruptions were experienced at the weekend due to a fault at the Zuikerbosch water purification plant in Vereeniging.

Rand Water spokesperson Justice Mohale said on Monday that there was a problem with a transformer at the plant.

He said the fault had affected the normal supply of water to the Palmiet pumping station in Alberton.

“We had to reduce it because when you have electrical problems you cannot supply or pump full load. There may be other technical issues.

“We decided to reduce the supply of water from that purification plant. Palmiet station has not enough water, because water has been reduced,” he said.

“This Palmiet pumping station is where the water from Zuikerbosch is pumped, but it must be at a certain load. If the load is lower, then the intensity of pushing the water won’t be effective.”

It was unclear when the supply of water to affected areas would be restored.

BY IAVAN PIJOOS – TimesLIVE

Source: TMG Digital

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