The City of Tshwane has revealed that it has discovered the cause of the water supply interruption in Ga-Rankuwa and nearby areas.

The City of Tshwane cautioned its residents to boil and filter tap water before drinking it – as water in some areas appears to be discoloured.

It said so far it has discovered that the Klapperkop Reservoir which provides water to the affected areas is at low levels, as a result of a faulty pressure valve.

“Meanwhile the Akasia Reservoir, which had run dry due to a sharp decline in the water flow to some of the city’s meters fed from Rand Water, has recovered and is now sitting at 72%. Residents are reminded that the Level 1 water restrictions are still in place. The city further encourages residents to assist in conserving and using water sparingly,” City of Tshwane spokesperson Selby Bokaba explained.

The Madibeng Municipality in the North West said certain areas around Hartbeespoort have been without water since Friday.

This follows the damage of valve on a pipe that supplies water from the bulk infrastructure to households. Some places including the newly developed Pinnacle View Lifestyle estate have been left without water.

Municipal spokesperson Tumelo Tshabalala says their maintenance team is on site to repair the damage.

“We expect to complete those works later in the day and subsequently restore water supply.”

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