Daily water supply system status updates: Monday, 19 August 2019 (Morning)

Water supply status update by exception (i.e. areas affected due to supply constraint and not service interruption from occasional pipe burst): supply across the City of Johannesburg is normal, with reservoir levels across the city in a satisfactory position.

Unplanned interruption

1.    Suburb affected: Hursthill

Street name: Abercorn Avenue

Date: 20 August 2019

Time: 09:00-18:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Tie in of new UPVC pipes

Planned interruptions

2.    Suburb affected: Poortjie

Date: 19 August 2019

Time: 08:00-19:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Lowering of pipes to accommodate the new construction of roads

3.    Suburb affected: Selby

Date: 20 August 2019

Time: 08:00-18:00

Impact: Possibility of water outage

Reason: Installation of water pipes

4.    Suburb affected: Forest Town

Street name: Oxford Road, Epping Road, Jan Smuts Avenue, and Sherwood Road

Date: 20 August 2019

Time: 08:00-18:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Tie in

5.    Suburbs affected: Springfield, Stafford, Glenesk, Village Deep

Date: 21 August 2019

Time: 08:00-20:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Tie in and house connections

6.    Suburb(s) Affected: Randjespark, Grand Central, Halfway House, Jukskei View Ext 79 & 80

Date: 21 August 2019

Time: 08:00-17:00

Impact: No Water

Reason: Repair of water services  

Water tanks: 2 Roaming Tankers, 1 tank at BP Garage(Cnr R101 & Alexander), 1 tank at Sasol Garage(along K101), 1 tank at Caltex garage (Richards dr & Le roux)

7.    Suburb affected: Gold Reef Ophirton

Date: 22 August 2019

Time: 08:00-18:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Tie in and house connections

8.    Suburb Affected: Lenasia Ext 5

Date: 22 August 2019

Time: 08:00-19:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Connection of new water pipes and meters

9.    Suburb affected: Longdale

Date: 22 August 2019

Time: 09:00-18:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Tie in of new UPVC pipes

10. Suburb affected: Wemmer

Street names: Cnr Eloff and Wemmer, Eloff and Salisbury, Cnr Salisbury and Wemmer

Date: 25 August 2019

Time: 08:00-19:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Water pipe replacements

11. Suburb affected: Glenvista extension 4

Date: 26 August 2019

Time: 08:00-19:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Water pipe replacements

Residents are encouraged to subscribe on our website, to our SMS notification service for alerts on planned or unplanned service interruptions. More information can be obtained on twitter: @jhbwater; Facebook: Johannesburg Water and our website.

For media inquiries:

Mr. Isaac Dhludhlu

Communications Manager

011 688 1577

072 638 5346

isaac.dhludhlu@jwater.co.za

Customer service inquiries:

24 hour Hotline: 011 688 1699/ 0860 562 874

SMS line: 076 333 5052

Email: Customer@jwater.co.za

Website: https://www.johannesburgwater.co.za/

Daily water supply system status updates: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 (Morning)

Daily water supply system status updates: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 (Morning)

Water supply status update by exception (i.e. areas affected due to supply constraint and not service interruption from occasional pipe burst): supply across the City of Johannesburg is normal, with reservoir levels across the city in a satisfactory position.

Unplanned interruptions

1.    Talavera

Please note that repairs were completed and water was opened early hours of this morning. Residents are asked to please note that it will take a couple of hours for water to be fully restored. We ask for patience during this time.

Water tankers are still available for use.

Please find a list of jojo tanks placement below:

•           Cedar Lakes –Clean, Place additional 2 tanks and refill tanks

•           BP Garage, Broadacres Shopping Centre -  jojo to be placed

•           Cedar Creek- place and Fill 2 Tanks

•           Thorntree Complex  In Cedar Avenue West- place 3 Tanks

•           Spar Shopping Centre-Broadacres- refill tanks

•           Cnr. Runnymead and 3rd Street-Chartwell

•           Cnr. Romney Close and 3rd Street-Chartwell

•           Castellano complex-place and fill 1  tanks

•           Stonefields complex- place and fill 1 tanks

•           Watercombe and Zandspruit rd- Farmall- place and fill 1 jojo

•           Refill at Royal Canin – Kyasands

•           Agulhas and Weiland, Bloubosrand- place and refill

2.    Malboro

Please note that we will be closing Malboro Reservoir on Wednesday 14 August 2019, from 08:00 to 21:00, to work on the 600mm diameter bulk main. The areas which will be affected will be Morningside, Edenburg, Gallo Manor, Sunninghill, Woodmead and Waterfall.

Water tanks will be available at the following locations:

·         Corner of 11th avenue Rivonia and Reitfontein Road

  • Satara Avenue, Gallo manor
  • French lane, Morningside
  • Lincoln road, Woodmead
  • 5th Avenue, Edenburg
  • Lotus street, Gallo Manor
  • Manor Radcliffe Drive, Morningside
  • Stiglingh Road, Edenburg

3.    Suburb affected: Greenside

Street name: Mowbay, the Braids, Greenway and Hoylake

Date: 13 August 2019

Time: 08:00-18:30

Impact: No water

Reason: To connect new pipe line

4.    Suburbs affected: Morningside, Edenburg, Gallo Manor, Sunninghill, Woodmead and Waterfall

Date: 14 August 2019

Time: 09:00-21:00   

Impact: No water

Reason: Repair work on the 600mm diameter Bulk Main pipe

Water tanks: Mobile tankers will roam the area affected and also will stop at Corner of 11th avenue Rivonia and Reitfontein Road, Satara Avenue, Gallo manor, French lane Morningside, Lincoln road, Edenburg 5th Avenue, Lotus street, Gallo Manor, Morningside Manor Ratcliffe Drive, Stiglingh Road, Edenburg.

5.    Suburb affected: Highlands North

Date: 14 August 2019

Time: 08:00-18:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Upgrade by installation of new pipe, valves and hydrants

6.    Suburb affected: Greenside

Street name: Link Road

Date: 14 August 2019

Time: 08:00-18:30

Impact: No water

Reason: To connect new pipe line and meter

7.    Suburb affected: Kelland

Street name: Collins, Plunkett & Student Avenue

Date: 15 August 2019

Time: 08:00-18:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Tie-in

8.    Suburb affected: Greenside

Street name: Muifield, Greenfiled, Petra, Haven, Geer and Coetzee

Date: 15 August 2019

Time: 08:00-18:30

Impact: No water

Reason: To connect new pipe line and meter

Planned interruptions

1.Suburb affected: Kelland

Street name: Monkor Street

Date: 13 August 2019

Time: 08:00-18:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Tie-in

2.Suburb affected: Hursthill

Street name: Collins, Plunkett & Student Avenue

Date: 13 August 2019

Time: 09:00-18:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Tie-in

3.    Suburb affected: Ennerdale ext 5 and 8

Date: 15 August 2019

Time: 08:00-19:00

Impact: No water

Reason: Connection of pipes and meters

4.    Suburb affected: Selby

Date: 20 August 2019

Time: 08:00-18:00

Impact: Possibility of water outage

Reason: Installation of water pipes

Residents are encouraged to subscribe on our website, to our SMS notification service for alerts on planned or unplanned service interruptions. More information can be obtained on twitter: @jhbwater; Facebook: Johannesburg Water and our website.

For media inquiries:

Mr. Isaac Dhludhlu

Communications Manager

011 688 1577

072 638 5346

isaac.dhludhlu@jwater.co.za

Customer service enquiries

24 hour Hotline: 011 688 1699/ 0860 562 874

SMS line: 076 333 5052

Email: Customer@jwater.co.za

Website: https://www.johannesburgwater.co.za/

Teachers flying high

About 150 teachers representing 28 different schools attended a two-day “Onniesymposium” at Glenburn Lodge in Muldersdrift on the 2nd of August.

“We did this to give back to those in the education system,” said Marilet Vosloo, a Fairland Primary School teacher.

Onniesymposium is the brainchild of a group of Fairland Primary School educators who attend Rian Truter’s education summit in Stellenbosch each year. “One is so inspired after the summit,” Vosloo said. As the educators were sitting in the airport about to go home, they wondered: ‘Why can’t we bring the summit back to Gauteng?’

And so the first annual Onniesymposium was born.

“Fly high, spread your wings” was this year’s symposium theme, said Vosloo. Each teacher received a gift bag containing a red Superman cape.  

The symposium hosted seven keynote speakers, one of whom is the only Down’s Syndrome woman with a teaching degree in South Africa. Others included a communication specialist and university professor. The first speaker got the guests to put on their capes and dance on their chairs.

Teachers won prizes of spa packets, manicures and monetary gifts. Etienne Venter, the principal at Unika Primary School, won a spa packet at the event. “The symposium was a great way to see how others view life in education,” said Venter.  

“It’s a difficult career to be in sometimes,” said Vosloo, “but you chose this career; you were called on to be a teacher.” The symposium gives educators courage and energy, so that they can make a difference when they step into class again on Monday, she said, and “Be the best teacher for South Africa’s children.”

The main sponsor of the symposium was Fundi, which is “a one-stop-shop for all things educational,” said Sue-Anne Groenewald, the company’s business development manager. Fundi aspires to create a ‘cashless campus method’ where children don’t need to bring cash to school. “The children pay via a Fundi wristband, card or app,” said Groenewald.

“Fundi believes in all things educational,” she said. “It’s important to support our teachers, principals and deputy heads.”

Motorists unhappy with South Africa Drive deterioration

Motorists are upset about the endless road corrosion and lack of work progress on their main road, South Africa Drive.

South Africa Drive became corroded during the sewage crisis early this year. After Johannesburg Water finished fixing the sewer line, Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) filled the potholes and appeared to have resurfaced the road. Construction work appeared to be completed in March, but the road is deteriorating once again.

Motorists and residents say they feel hopeless despite JRA’s efforts. “I think they did not do it properly,” said Calvin Masango. “In March I thought the road would be sorted for good. But it seems we are now back to the crisis. This is surely disturbing because we are getting back to the bumper to bumper traffic situation.”

   “I am now starting to avoid the road because I always arrive late home whenever I use it,” said one motorist. “I think the problem is that the local authorities are not updating us about the issue. We do not like it when we always get back to bad situations. We want to see progress in our community. The previous situation saw several cars bumping against each other and it is also going to happen if nothing is done.”

Local authorities say the project is still moving forward. JRA is expected to get back to re-constructing the road as soon as it gets dry.

“Last time, we reported that there was a project to upgrade the sewer line,” said Ward Councilor Mapula Mosito. “That upgrade is still on going from corner Central African Republic Avenue and South Africa Drive to the conservation area, up to Malibongwe Drive. However, current situation is that we are still having constant blockages in other areas which are not part of the sewer upgrade, especially in corner Central African Republic and Sierra Leone. Unfortunately, the water keeps on running to the main road to cause the erosion.”

People should stop throwing foreign objects into the sewer system, she said.

“We will also engage schools to educate children about the sewer system,” she added. “We are also appealing to our community members to stop illegal sewer line connections.  People who want to extend their houses should get a plan, which must be approved by the council.”

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