Nov 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Gauteng water project completed, pressure to be restored soon

Rand Water has successfully completed the maintenance of its pipelines affecting eight communities across Gauteng.

Sipho Mosai, CEO of Rand Water, announced on Wednesday afternoon that water pressure will be restored in all areas affected by the closure.

The planned outage enabled Rand Water to decommission the B11 pipeline to enable cross-connections to the newly built B19 pipeline .

During the shutdown, two valve islands were installed in chambers cut into the pipes, while other work is being carried out at the Vereeniging, Lethabo and Eikenhof pumping stations.

Rand Water previously said that around 600 megaliters will be drained from the B11 pipeline and back into the watercourse to the River Vaal during that period.

This water – enough to fill more than 9,000 swimming pools – corresponds to about 13% of the total amount of water in the system.