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Some of the billing issues started after water meters were replaced. Image: Pixabay.

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Tshwane water outage on Saturday: Eight areas will be affected

Water interruptions to affect parts of Tshwane because of an infrastructure upgrade set to take place on Saturday, 13 April.

12-04-24 14:03
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Some of the billing issues started after water meters were replaced. Image: Pixabay.

The City of Tshwane has announced a significant infrastructure upgrade set to take place on Saturday, April 13 and it will cause water interruptions in some areas.

A team of skilled plumbers will be working diligently to install an 80mm water meter on a bulk pipeline located in Muckleneuk, along Justice Mahommed Street.

This critical maintenance operation is scheduled to commence at 8:00 in the morning and will continue for a duration of 8 hours, concluding at 16:00.

WATER INTERRUPTIONS WILL AFFECT EIGHT AREAS

As a result of this essential work, residents residing in several neighbourhoods are expected to experience a temporary water interruption. The affected areas include Groenkloof, Muckleneuk, Nieuw Muckleneuk, and specific parts of Brooklyn, such as William, Mackenzie, Olivier, Nicolson, and Marais streets.

Understanding the inconvenience this may cause, the city expresses its sincerest apologies to all affected residents.

“The city apologises profusely for the inconvenience that may be caused as a result of the water supply interruption,” said City of Tshwane.

To alleviate any potential hardships during the water interruption period, residents are strongly advised to ensure they have an adequate supply of water stored for their household needs.

WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES

Moreover, in an ongoing effort to promote water conservation practices, the city provides residents with practical tips to incorporate into their daily routines. These include:

  • Installation of low-flow showerheads and tap aerators: By installing these devices, residents can significantly reduce water usage during showers and while using taps.
  • Utilisation of dual-flush toilet cisterns: Dual-flush toilets offer the flexibility to use less water when flushing liquid waste, thereby conserving water.
  • Planting Indigenous or Drought-resistant Shrubs: Cultivating these types of plants in gardens helps to minimize water consumption, as they are better adapted to local conditions.
  • Use of brooms for cleaning: Opting for a broom instead of a hosepipe conserves water while cleaning outdoor areas such as driveways and sidewalks.
  • Rainwater collection: Residents are encouraged to collect rainwater for reuse in activities such as watering plants or washing vehicles.
  • Covering swimming pools: Covering swimming pools when not in use prevents evaporation, reducing the need to top up with additional water frequently.
  • Preference for showers over baths: Showers typically use less water than baths, making them a more water-efficient option.
  • Mindful use of taps: Being conscious of turning off taps when not in use helps prevent unnecessary water wastage.

By following these recommendations, residents can actively contribute to the conservation of water resources and minimise the impact of water interruptions.

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