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Upgrades of water supply network may cause water disruption in The Reeds and surrounds

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Parts of The Reeds ext. 63, Kosmosdal ext. 101 and surroundings may experience interruption due to upgrade work on the supply network on Tuesday.

The metro announced this essential work is planned from 08:00 to 16:00.

Metro spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said the city will carry out an upgrade of a 250mm diameter water pipeline on the water supply network at The Reeds ext. 63 on Old Johannesburg Road (R101).

Mashigo said although an interruption to the water supply will be avoided at all costs, it may occur from time to time.

Possible water interruptions may occur in these areas:

– The Reeds ext. 10, 19, 20, 39 and 63

– Louwlardia ext. 34, 48, 60, 76 and 77

– Highveld ext. 8, 9, 11, 12, 32, 37, 38, 39, 44 and 47

– Rooihuiskraal ext. 3 and 20

Mashigo said the connection of a bulk water pipeline is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, from 08:00 until 16:00 in Kosmosdal ext. 101.

“During this connection of the bulk water pipeline, only Kosmosdal ext. 101 may experience an interruption of water supply.”

Residents are urged to continue to use water sparingly by making the following water conservation measures part of their normal lifestyle:

– No watering or irrigating gardens with hosepipes or sprinkler systems between 06:00 and 18:00.

– No washing of vehicles with hosepipes.

– No filling of swimming pools.

– Install a low-flow shower head and tap aerators where possible.

– Use a dual-flush toilet cistern.

– Plant indigenous or drought-resistant shrubs in the garden.

– Use a broom instead of a hosepipe when cleaning driveways or patios.

– Collect rainwater to reuse in the garden or wash the car.

– Cover the swimming pool to reduce water evaporation.

– Take a short shower rather than a bath.

– Close a running tap while brushing your teeth or shaving.

– Regularly check toilets and taps for leaks.

He urged residents to report water leaks, burst pipes and all incidents where water is wasted.

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