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Local business bear the brunt of west JHB water shortage

Residents are without water for a second day after a power outage disabled a Rand Water station.

FILE: Residents in western Johannesburg remain without water after a power outage disabled a Rand Water station. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Local businesses in western Johannesburg are now beginning to feel the effects of a water shortage.

Residents are still without water for a second day after a power outage disabled a Rand Water Pumping Station in Eikenhof.

Johannesburg Water however insists that water supply has been restored to all areas but that some reservoirs are taking time to fill up.

Eyewitness News this afternoon visited suburbs surrounding Brixton, Newlands and Sophiatown in western Johannesburg to assess the effect of the current water shortage on local businesses.

Some restaurants in these areas have closed shop while for others, business is slower than usual.

Johannesburg Water has asked for patience until all its systems are back on track.