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    Areas affected by Rand Water’s 24-hour shutdown in Johannesburg

    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. 

    Areas affected: 

    Corriemoor

    Cornelius

    Weltevreden

    Weltevreden

    Commando

    Honeydew

    Little falls

    Randaparkridge

    Parts of Randburg

    Fairlands

    Parts of Northcliff

    Randpark Ridge

    Fairlands

    Strubens Valley

    Constantia Kloof

    Horizon

    Discovery

    Hursthill

    Claremont

    Whiteridge

    Newlands

    Bergbron

    Brixton

    Crosby

    Parktown

    Coronationville

    Westbury

    Westdene

    Montclare

    Sophiatown

    Newclare

    Soweto

    Carletonville

    Westonaria

    Kagiso

    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%.

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