Parts of Johannesburg will be without water for 24 hours on Friday, 3 June due to maintenance work planned by Rand Water at Vereeniging Water Treatment Plant and Weltevreden.
The maintenance work will affect Rand Water’s Eikenhof system.
JOHANNESBURG AREAS AFFECTED BY RAND WATER SHUTDOWN
Rand Water will be working on the installation of a new non-return valve on the pump-set 20 at Vereeniging Water Treatment Plant and tie-in the newly installed F46 pipeline to the existing F34 pipeline.
The City of Johannesburg is expected to advise residents on where they can access tankers.
Parts of Randburg
Parts of Northcliff
Rand Water spokesperson, Justice Mohale said they will start pumping water immediately upon completion of the maintenance work.
“The City of Johannesburg will advise consumers when water will be fully restored in their respective areas,” Mohale said.
JOBURG TARIFF INCREASES
Residents in the City of Johannesburg Municipality will have to dig deeper into their pockets when paying for utilities as tariffs are set to increase in July.
This was revealed by City of Johannesburg MMC for Finance, Jullie Suddaby when she presented the City’s budget vote for the 2022/23 financial year recently.
The following increase apply from 1 July 2022:
- Property rates will increase by 4.85%;
- Electricity will increase by 7.47%, which is a significant reduction of the increase in the previous financial year of 14.59%.
- Water will increase by 9.75%.
- Sanitation will increase by 9.75%; and
- Refuse increases by 5%.
- In order to assist residents the rebate structure for pensioners has also been adjusted. Income levels for pensioners will be increased from the lower amount of R10 783 to R11 305 and the higher amount from R18 481 to R19 377 which is an average increase of 4.85%.