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2008-09-04: Water outage

JOHANNESBURG WATER (JW), the water and sanitation service provider for the City of Johannesburg would like to inform residents living in Brixton and surrounding areas of a water outage.

JW's technicians are on side attending to the problem and the following areas are being affected, Vrededorp, Jan Hoffmeyer, Crosby, Brixton, Auckland Park, Mayfair, SABC and Garden City Clinic. We are working to have the water restored as soon as possible and we have deployed water tankers to all the affected areas including Garden City Clinic.

JW's has launched an Infrastructure Development Program which focused on the rolling out of the projects on the renewal and capacity upgrade of the bulk main water, sewer and waste treatment works. It addresses the provision of new infrastructure, replacement of ageing infrastructure and general upgrading of water reticulation and related reservoirs and pump stations to support a growing city.

Johannesburg Water wishes to apologize to residents in the affected areas and undertake to have the disruption resolve as speedily as possible.

Residents can obtain more information by calling the company's 24hr Helpline on 011 688 1500.