Eskom sub-station outage causing major water problems in 5 municipalities

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Major water problems in Johannesburg and Pretoria

Rand Water warns residents of several metropolitan municipalities that it may severely reduce their water supply following an outage at Eskom’s Snowden high voltage sub-station.

The water utility said that its Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Works was severely affected by the power supply interruption.
 

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So solar panels not enough now, time for a borehole as well?
 

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I guess the R300m in backup power equipment to mitigate Rand Water's reliance on Eskom spent in 2018 no longer exists?
 

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RandWater/Zuikerbosch Treatment Works Update

Supply to the Rand Water’s Zuikerbosch Treatment Works was restored at 17:45 on Sunday (26/9/21).

The outage was due to a trip caused by a veld fire at the Snowden substation which supplies the Treatment Works.

So it was restored yesterday already? Wtf is Rand water on about
 

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RandWater/Zuikerbosch Treatment Works Update

Supply to the Rand Water’s Zuikerbosch Treatment Works was restored at 17:45 on Sunday (26/9/21).

The outage was due to a trip caused by a veld fire at the Snowden substation which supplies the Treatment Works.

So it was restored yesterday already? Wtf is Rand water on about
The guy who is meant to switch on the pump is working from home.
 

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RandWater/Zuikerbosch Treatment Works Update

Supply to the Rand Water’s Zuikerbosch Treatment Works was restored at 17:45 on Sunday (26/9/21).

The outage was due to a trip caused by a veld fire at the Snowden substation which supplies the Treatment Works.

So it was restored yesterday already? Wtf is Rand water on about
+1

Eskom confirms.- no problem:

Ooops there goes the excuse.
 

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They had a huge veld fire in the area yesterday and that affected the supply to the Rand water

My colleague lives in the area and it was huge
 
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