Johannesburg residents have been urged to lower their water consumption due to some of Joburg Water’s reservoirs running dry.
This is as a result of power failure at Rand Water’s Vereeniging and Zuikerbosch treatment plants earlier this week.
Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service has warned of “even hotter weather conditions” for the next couple of days in the province.
Joburg Water’s Isaac Dhludhlu has urged residents to use water sparingly as some reservoirs are sitting below 50%.
“They have assured us that they’ve restored the service and it should start pumping up. We are expecting things to go back to normality.”
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.