Johannesburg’s western suburbs prepare for 33-hour water cut

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Johannesburg’s western suburbs will tomorrow get a taste of Cape Town’s possible future, when the taps run dry for up to 33 hours.

The move comes after Rand Water announced a planned outage in order to conduct maintenance on the district’s primary pipelines.

According to Randburg Sun, the outage was originally penned for mid-August but was postponed. However, the outage — now planned for Tuesday 5 September from 8am — will still affect around 23 suburbs in the Randburg area.

The City of Joburg will station a number of water tankers across the city to compensate for the outage.

It also advises users to sign up to JHB Water’s updates via SMS.

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