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Water update: Fire at Eikenhoff Sub- Station – areas mostly affected

An image circulating on social media of the explosion at Eikenhof.

Johannesburg Water would like to advise residents in the following areas, Greater Roodepoort/Randburg area, Langlaagte/ Southdale and the Soweto Areas about a City Power substation that caught fire in Eikenhof resulting in a power outage. This outage will affect the Eikenhoff Pump station and cause a water supply disruption that will affect the listed areas.

All the areas getting direct supply from Rand water will be impacted heavily by this incident. JW will place water tankers at strategic areas like clinics , schools, municipal offices, police stations and libraries. We have begun to throttle water at 50% , once the levels reach 1% the reservoirs will be switched off to preserve the infrastructure. Teams are on their way to throttle Hurstill Reservoir 1 and 2 and the Brixton Tower.

Read the initial article here: WATCH: Transformer explosion at Eikenhof Pumping Station to affect water supply on West Rand

City Power technicians have been dispatched to the site and we should be able to determine the extent of the damage. Assessments will be conducted after the site has been declared safe.

Residents are asked to please use water sparingly during this time as we do not have turn around times. Residents will receive regular updates on the official JW social media platforms, councillors and through bulk sms.

We urge hospitals, clinics and schools to contact us , as and when they need alternative water supply.

SUBURBS THAT MIGHT BE AFFECTED

Roodepoort/Randburg area:
Bergbron, Claremont, Delarey, Whiteridge, Roodekrans (all ext), Wilropark (all ext), Helderkruin (all ext), Constantia Kloof (all ext), Allens Nek (all ext), Weltevreden (all ext), Florida Hills, Florida North, Discovery (all ext), Selwyn, Florida Township, Horison, Horison View, Roodepoort North, Florida Park (all ext), Constantia Park, Honeydew (all ext), Zandspruit, Laserpark, Randparkridge, Cosmo City, Lanseria, Thabo Mbeki Informal settlement, Olivedale, Sundowner, Northwold, Boskruin, Bromhof, Kya Sands, Bloubosrand, Eagle Canyon, Honeydew View, Poortview, Ruimsig, Wilgeheuwel, Princess, Grobler Park (all ext), Lindhaven, Little Falls, Harveston, Honeydew (all ext), parts of Northriding

Langlaagte/ Southdale area:
Mondeor, Southgate, Meredale, Alan Manor, Eagles Nest, Southfork, Kibler Heights, Eikenhof, Lougherin A.H, Coronationville,Westbury, Claremont, Triomf, Westdene, Newlands, Greymont, Albertskroon, Albertsville, Langlaagte, Industria, Bosmont, Riverlea, Longdale, Vrededorp, Fordsburg, Brixton, Mayfair, Cottesloe, Janhofmeyer, Rossmore, Hursthill, Montclare, Melville, Emmerentia, Auckland Park, Greenside, Westcliff, Parkview, Fairlands, Berario, Northcliff (all ext)

Soweto Areas:
Pimville, Power Park, Diepkloof, Orlando East, Orlando West, Dobsonville, Naturena Klipspruit ,Meadowlands, Comptonville, Meredale, Moroka, Jabavu, Molapo,Jabulani, Tladi, Moletsane, Mofolo South, Mapetla, Zola, Zondi, Naledi and all extensions, Emdeni, Mofolo north, Mofolo central, parts of Dube, Chiavelo and extensions, Protea North, Protea South, Dhlamini and extensions, Eldoradopark and all extensions, Klipspruit west and Klipspruit

Hospitals affected:
Wilgeheuwel, Flora Clinic, Olivedale, Helen Joseph, Crescent Clinic, Garden City, Rahima Moosa, Baragwanath , Tshepo Themba, Lesedi Clinic

Residents can obtain more information by calling Joburg Connect on 011 375 5555 or visitwww.johannesburgwater.co.za.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at  [email protected] (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

For free daily local news on the West Rand, also visit our sister newspaper websites 

Randfontein Herald

Roodepoort Record

Get It Joburg West Magazine

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Janine Viljoen
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