UPDATE: Metro calls off major water shutdown tonight

The water leak on the corner of Veld Street and Dann Road. Photograph supplied


Officials from Ekurhuleni’s water department have just informed ward councillor Jaco Terblanche that tonight’s planned water shutdown has been cancelled.

According to Terblanche he was informed the metro found a way to repair the pipe at the corner of Veld Street and Dann Road without closing the reservoir.

He said hopefully water to areas affected this afternoon would be restored later today.

Original article:

Suburbs being supplied with water from the Jan Smuts reservoir will be without water from 8pm on Wednesday evening until 7am on Thursday morning.

According to ward councillor Jaco Terblanche the reservoir will be shut down to carry out repairs to the pipeline on the corner of Dann Road and Veld Street in Glen Marais.

Suburbs to be affected are Rhodesfield, Kempton Park Ext 2-4, Aston Manor, Nimrod Park, Allen Grove, Glen Marais and possibly Bredell and Pomona.

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