Rand Water hopes to be finished with upgrade project by midday

There were supply worries on Tuesday when some reservoirs in Johannesburg slipped to critically low levels due to high demand.

Minister Senzo Mchunu (C) is joined by the chairperson of Rand Water Tshidi Hashatse (R) and Rand Water CEO Sipho Mosai (L) in Pretoria for a press briefing on 15 November 2021. Picture: @DWS_RSA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - After three days, Rand Water hopes to be finished with its 54-hour upgrade project by Wednesday midday.

There were supply worries on Tuesday when some reservoirs in Johannesburg slipped to critically low levels due to high demand.

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Technicians are now in the process of checking and assessing the new valves.

Executive manager of Rand Water's Zuikerbosch purification plant, Eddie Singo, explains: "The expectation was that it will be that low probably for the third day, so if it's showing signs for the second and third day so by the time we finish we will still be fine, so we are still comfortable. I think it is managing very well."