The taps are dry: Water outage in northern Jo'burg

Repairs are already underway, but Rand Water says it could take hours before it’s completed.

FILE: Water gushes out of a burst water pipe. Picture; EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Parts of northern Johannesburg have been left without water after a pipe burst in Steyn City, Fourways.

Repairs are already underway, but Rand Water says it could take hours before it’s completed.

Affected areas include Northriding, Cedar Lakes, Chartwell, Kya Sands and surrounding areas.

At the same time, other parts of the city including, Diepkloof and Orlando, have also seen water cuts as reservoirs continue to run.

Johannesburg Water's Tidimalo Chuene says: “It’s not an intended consequence or intention from the municipality, however when you’re in such a dire situation where if you do not restrict [usage] the city might not have water at all in the next month or so.”

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(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)