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City of Tshwane announces water outage on WEDNESDAY

The City of Tshwane has announced a 10-hour water outage on Wednesday, 20 March to allow for planned maintenance.

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City of Tshwane is scheduled to undertake maintenance work on Wednesday, 20 March, affecting water supply in specific areas.

The maintenance will target control valves in the Cornwall Hill Reservoir Zone, leading to an anticipated eight-hour water supply interruption from 8:00 until 16:00.

Residents in the following areas will be impacted:

  • Cornwall Hill
  • Doornkloof 391-JR


In light of this disruption, residents are urged to store sufficient water for household use during the specified period.

The City of Tshwane extends its sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by this maintenance work.

In positive developments, the City of Tshwane has declared the complete restoration of water supply to affected regions in Region 7.

This announcement follows weeks of water outages triggered by a pump malfunction at the Bronkhorstspruit Water Treatment Plant.

The City of Tshwane, confirmed the successful installation of a new pump and motor at the plant on Friday, with pumping operations resuming around 16:00.

The City stated, “Tshwane kept to its commitment that it would take a few days for the system to recover and stabilise before full water supply is restored to all the areas in Region 7.”

Furthermore, the City mentioned, “Full supply has been restored in Ekangala and Rethabiseng, except in Rethabiseng Extension 4, due to the infrastructure network connection. The section will start receiving water once there is enough water pressure in the whole area.”


Additionally, residents in high-lying areas within the metro are also receiving water services.

The City of Tshwane assures residents of ongoing efforts to ensure reliable water supply and appreciates their patience and cooperation during these maintenance and restoration processes.

Residents are encouraged to incorporate the following water-saving measures into their daily lives:

  • Refrain from watering gardens or using sprinkler systems between 6:00 and 18:00.
  • Avoid washing vehicles with hosepipes.
  • Abstain from filling swimming pools.
  • Consider installing low-flow shower heads and tap aerators where possible.
  • Use dual-flush toilet cisterns.
  • Choose indigenous or drought-resistant shrubs for gardening.