VAAL TRIANGLE - Rand Water says the shutdown of its B11 and B19 pipelines will continue as planned from next week Monday to Wednesday, 15 to 17 November 2021. This comes after Rand Water told the 90.6 FM News Team at the end of October that the shutdown had at that time been postponed until further notice. However, Rand Water’s Justice Mohale today told the news team that the work is now continuing next week. He said the shutdown forms part of Rand Water’s B19 Pipeline Augmentation Project and is the final leg of this program that will increase the volumes of the B19 pipeline and therefore ensure sustainable supply of water to consumers. According to the initial Rand Water statement published on 20 October, a reduction of load on Rand Water’s B11 raw water pipeline for 54 hours would affect four of Rand Water’s systems, i.e. Palmiet, Eikenhof, Zwartkoppies and Vereeniging/ Vanderbijlpark/ Sasolburg (VVS). Mohale today told the 90.6 FM News Team that currently, the B19 pipeline has limited usage since it is only fully connected to the B5 pipeline. Mohale said completion of work on this shutdown will result in the total integration of three pipelines namely, the B5, B11 and B19 pipelines. He said Rand Water has provided the affected municipal customers with a 21-days notification of the scheduled shutdown to allow them to execute their appropriate contingency plans. Rand water would like to urge all consumers to continue using water sparingly.
PHOTOS: (Rand Water)