Johannesburg - Rand Water on Tuesday said that it was in discussion with senior management at the Ekurhuleni Municipality in a bid to avoid issuing mixed messages around scheduled water pipe maintenance and unanticipated burst water pipes.
This as the bulk water supplier has currently shut down the B11 pipeline to install a 2 500mm Butterfly valve from Lethabo to Vereeniging pumping station.
Rand Water said it has asked Ekurhuleni to retract its statement about potential water shortages in parts of the City due to a planned shutdown.
The City of Ekurhuleni issued an advisory on social media warning residents to expect low pressure and even no water in some areas during Rand Water's 54-hour shutdown from Monday to Wednesday.
But the City did say that all its reservoirs were stable and all areas had water, adding that water tankers were on standby should a water shortage be experienced.