VAAL TRIANGLE - Emfuleni and Metsimaholo municipal areas will be affected by a 54-hour Rand Water shutdown that has been scheduled for 24 – 27 June 2019. Rand Water says it has completed a R600 million investment project with the construction of the 1300 Ml/d capacity B19 pipeline that will supply raw water from its Lethabo Pumping Station to Vereeniging Pumping Station. Media Relations Manager, Justice Mohale, said in a statement this pipeline is now ready to be interconnected to the B11 pipeline. He said the commissioning of B19 will provide extra raw water capacity as per demand. Technicians will be installing a 2500mm valve at Vereeniging Pumping Station to achieve interconnection between the new B19 and B11 pipeline. Mohale said they do not expect any loss of water supply during the shutdown. However, he said due to the duration of the shutdown, certain areas may experience a shortage of water or low water flows. Other affected areas include City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Mogale City, Rand West Local Municipality, Merafong City Local Municipality, and the Rustenburg Local Municipality.