WATERKRISIS VERDIEP NOG VERDER!

WATERKRISIS VERDIEP NOG VERDER!

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Hospitals, businesses and residents in parts of Johannesburg are frantically collecting water following this morning’s supply interruption.
Reservoir levels critically low, more areas to be affected
If the situation in all of the areas above deteriorates further, the City will implement water shedding measures and shut off supply from 10pm to 3am.

The City of Ekurhuleni continues to appeal to residents and businesses to use water sparingly.

This as temperatures continue to soar, putting a strain on water supply.

There is currently no water in the following areas of Germiston:
Dawnview
Gerdview
Marlands
Germiston CBD
Elsburg
Lambton
Fishers Hill
Wadeville
Bedfordview
Primrose Hill
Sunny Rock

Water tankers are available at the following locations:

Opposite Old Marlands Swimming Pool near Solly’s Supermarket
Corner Elbertfield Avenue and Windsor Street
Howe Circle
Corner Jubilee and Ralston Avenues
Corner Fourth Avenue and Pipe Street
Corner Riley Road and Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview
Van Buuren Road (east of Harper Road) in front of Virgin Active
Parking area at KFC, Kirkby Road, Bedford Gardens
Corner Lucas Lane and Norman Road, Bedfordview (in front of Hyundai)
Corner Fairway Avenue and Penthurst Avenue, Essexwold.
The levels in the reservoirs supplying the following areas are at a critical level and there may be low water pressure:

Southern parts of Ekurhuleni

Bedford Gardens
Malvern East
Parts of Katlehong
Zonkizizwe
Magagula Heights
Moleleki one, two and three
Northern parts of Ekurhuleni

Bonaero Park
Isando
Croydon
Spartan
Esther Park
Edleen
Terenure
Kempton Park West
Chlorkoop
Pomona
Bredel
Glen Marais
Glen Erasmia
Allen Groove
Aston Manor
Rhodesfield
Spartan
Kempton Park CBD
Kempton Park extension four
Eastern parts of Ekurhuleni

Daveyton
Etwatwa
Crystal Park
Morehill
Ebotse
Rynfield

Hospitals, businesses and residents in parts of Johannesburg are frantically collecting water following this morning’s supply interruption.

Johannesburg Water has dispatched tankers to areas including Brixton, Coronationville and Westbury where water towers have run dry.

Staff members at the Helen Joseph Hospital collected water in containers of all sizes following a morning of uncertain supply.

Some residents in the neighboring suburb of Coronationville have had to queue for close to two hours to collect water from a municipal tanker.

This woman says she feels miserable.

“You can’t use the toilet, you can’t to laundry and wash children’s schools clothes. We don’t know what to do.”

Meanwhile, some parents have kept their children out of school because their uniforms can’t be washed.

LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS

The City of Johannesburg has meanwhile implemented level two water restrictions and says it will now enforce the water services bylaw.

The city says it received an urgent notice from Rand Water to start implementing control measures for water use.

Residents are encouraged to abide with these restrictions:

– 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.

Consumers in all areas are urged to adhere to the following measures:

No filling of swimming pools;
No gardening and irrigation at all unless you make use of grey water
No water washing of pavements and cars
Reduce showering time and capture in buckets the cold water that initially comes from the shower

Repair all leaks.
If the situation in all of the areas above deteriorates further, the City will implement water shedding measures and shut off supply from 10pm to 3am.

Water levels at reservoirs will be continuously monitored by the City and water shedding measured will be implemented as required.

The well-being of senior citizens came under the spotlight as the water crisis deepened in Bedfordview.

The ward 20 councillor, Clr Jill Humphreys, said the elderly are unable to carry buckets of water from the water tankers back to their flats.

“There is also a burgeoning health hazard as toilets and bathrooms cannot be accessed to assist these people,” said Clr Humphreys.

Clr Humphreys said one of her concerns was that sewerage blockages are soon going to be an added health risk.

Bedfordview residents were told last week to brace themselves for the week ahead as the crisis deepened.

Alle nie-noodoperasies by die Helen Joseph-hospitaal in Johannesburg is Woensdag gekanselleer weens ’n tekort aan water.

Jack Bloom, DA-woordvoerder oor gesondheid in Gauteng, sê in ’n verklaring die hospitaal is geraak deur die watertekort in Johannesburg.

Ander deurslaggewende aktiwiteite by die hospitaal is ook geraak.

Bloom sê ene Rachel Britz het Woensdag om 06:00 na die hospitaal gekom vir nierdialisebehandeling wat sy drie keer per week moet ondergaan. Dit is vertraag weens die gebrek aan water.

“Daar is watertenks om te help, maar hulle kan nie vergoed vir die gebrek aan lopende water nie.

“Higiëne sal ly en infeksies kan verhoog,” sê Bloom.

Volgens hom is die gebrek aan water uiters ontstellend vir personeel en pasiënte.

“Ons het ’n nood-waterplan nodig om te verseker dat hospitale ’n betroubare watertoevoer gedurende hierdie tydperk van waterkrisis het,” sê Bloom.- B.K.A

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