Joburg Water's supply woes continue ahead of Xmas

While a supply issue was resolved, Houghton and surrounding areas are now affected by a burst pipe.

A major pipe burst in Randurg caused flooding in surrounding areas. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Joburg Water says its supply issues to the Randburg area have been resolved, but the suburb of Houghton and surrounding areas have now been affected by a burst pipe.

Sandton South: This is the 750mm burst main line supplying parts of sandton south suburbs @CityofJoburgZA

The City has encouraged residents to use water sparingly as it yesterday implemented level two restrictions after the reservoirs near Northcliff ran dry.

Disruptions are expected to continue in different parts of the city.

Sandton South: Team is busy excavating the area where the 750mm mainline burst at 27 west & 3rd ave

Joburg waters Hilgard Mathews says the Sandton South area will experience disruptions until 5pm today.

"These areas include Hyde Park, Craighall, Parktown North, Blairgowrie, Victory Park, Hurlingham, Rosebank, Saxon World, Melrose, Killarney, Birdhaven and Illovo. Unfortunately, we had to go back this morning."


  • Residents may not water or irrigate their gardens between 6am and 6pm or fill up their swimming pools.

  • Hose pipes may also not be used to wash cars or paved areas.

  • Although water will still be available around the clock, pressure in the city's taps will be reduced.

  • If the situation worsens, more restrictions will be imposed, including supply cuts.