20 September 2018

Update: water interruptions

Mogale City Local Municipality can confirm that repairs to the burst pipe were completed yesterday, 19 September 2018 and water supply to Muldersdrift, Nooitgedacht and Rietfontein has been fully restored. The maintenance team is monitoring the areas for any other water supply problems. The community is requested to report any further water supply problems from today which will be followed up immediately.

The pipe bursts which affected water supply to the Mindalore area was repaired on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 and water supply was restored. However, another pipe burst was reported this morning and it might affect water supply to some parts of Mindalore. Technicians are already on site to repair the pipe. Water supply is expected to be fully restored today.

A meeting between Mogale City and Rand Water was held on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 which was followed by a full site inspection and evaluation yesterday. Both teams are working on solutions to increase and fully restore the water supply to residents. We will keep you updated on any new developments.

A pipe burst was reported today late afternoon in Kwartel street, Kenmare. The team is working on it and water supply is expected to be fully restored late afternoon.

We wish to express our appreciation for your patience and understanding during this time. 

18 September 2018

Unplanned water interruptions

Mogale City Local Municipality hereby notifies residents of Muldersdrift – Nooitgedacht / Rietfontein, Kenmare, Mindalore and surrounding areas about unplanned water supply interruptions due to the following unforeseen emergencies:

The main water supply from Johannesburg Water supplying the Nooitgedacht / Rietfontein areas, burst on Friday 14 September 2018. The pipeline was partially repaired and water supply was restored to some of the areas. A contractor started working on the pipeline yesterday, 17 September 2018. The pipeline is expected to be fully repaired during the day but water supply will only be opened and restored later this week after the concrete thrust block has set. A water tanker is available at Rietfontein Shopping Complex (hardware on Beyers Naude Road) for emergency water supply. More tankers are moving between Rietfontein Village and Nooitgedacht. 

A few major pipe bursts were experienced over the weekend in the Mindalore area and affected water supply to residents. Maintenance teams are on site attending to the emergencies. It is expected that, if no further bursts are experienced, water supply will be fully restored today. 

The municipality has been experiencing insufficient water supply from Rand Water for the past weeks. As a result, minimum reservoir levels cannot be maintained to supply the entire area, and higher situated areas are affected on a regular basis. Mogale City’s Water and Sanitation Department is in contact with Rand Water on a daily basis, and a meeting and site visit have been scheduled for today, 18 September 2018 to investigate the matter. A water tanker is available at Kenmare Reservoir on Shannon Road for emergency water supply.

We apologise for this inconvenience and your cooperation is highly appreciated.

Issued by:
Mogale City Local Municipality
Water and Sanitation Division
Call Centre: 086 166 4253