Major pipe burst affects several JHB suburbs

Linden and surrounding areas have been without water for most of the day.

A burst water pipe caused flooding near Republic road in Randburg. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Joburg Water says it's working at restoring the water supply in Linden and surrounding areas, following a burst pipe on Corner Republic Road and Judges in Randburg.

The utility says the 7 to 10 metre deep burst was caused by normal wear and tear on Wednesday afternoon.

Spokesperson Eleanor Mavimbela says repairs should be complete by Friday.

"The team is currently on site doing excavations. Because of the location, depth and unstable ground that the pipe is sitting in, we estimate that repairs will be completed by tomorrow afternoon."

Mavimbela has urged residents to continue to use water sparingly as the Linden Tower is already running empty.

THE FOLLOWING AREAS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED:

Robindale

Darrenwood

Ferndale

Linden

Blairgowrie

Linden Ext

Cresta

Cresta Ext 5,3, 1,4 and 2

Victory Park Ext 8

Robindale Ext 5, 2, 9, 10, 4 and 1

President Ridge Ext 1,7

Robin Acres

HurlingHam Ext 5

Darrenwood ext 2

Bordeaux

Lyme Park Ext 4

Aldrapark Jacanlee

Risidale

Blackheath

Robin Hills

Windsor

Fontainebleau

Victory Park ext 18

Kensington B

Craighall Park

Water tankers have been set up for each location.

Residents are encouraged to follow the utility's Twitter and Facebook page for further details.

Blairgowrie: Kindly advice where we can place water tankers in the area.

The #Linden Tower is empty. Robindale, Darrenwood,Linden, Blairgowrie and Linden Ext have no water. Restoration time tomorrow afternoon^TK