Midrand residents woke up to a water crisis on Wednesday, 08 March 2023, as a result of a power interruption at Rand Water’s Zuikerbosch purification plant.

According to Johannesburg Water, the power failure has impacted pumping from three (3) pump stations, with Eikenhof and Zwartkopies stations being affected by 20%, while the Palmiet pump station has been hit the hardest with a 75% reduction in water supply.

This has caused a water supply disruption for Johannesburg Water in Midrand, leaving parts of Ivory Park, Kaalfontein, and Ebony Park without water.

Technicians are currently on site attending to the problem, and Johannesburg Water has assured customers that they are monitoring the affected infrastructure and will provide feedback as soon as possible.

KAE News will keep you updated as and when developments are announced by Johannesburg Water.

This water disruption comes after residents of Midrand experienced a water shortage late last month https://kaenews.co.za/blog/kae-water-update/community/ due to vandalism at the Palmiet pump station. The incident caused a significant loss of water supply to the affected areas, leading to severe water shortages and disruptions.

The current situation is a stark reminder of the critical role that water plays in our daily lives and the need to ensure that our water infrastructure is well-maintained and secure. We call on all residents to save water.

Midrand residents are urged to remain patient as Johannesburg Water works to resolve the issue and restore water supply to the affected areas.

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