Gauteng residents affected by water shortages getting desperate

Residents affected by the water shortage in three Gauteng metros are getting desperate. An explosion at the Palmiet pump station has caused water cuts in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Ekurhuleni. In Pretoria, some residents have been queuing at schools and universities while communities are scrambling for water wherever they can find it. The Tshwane Municipality says it has dispatched water tankers to affected areas but it seems some residents are still waiting for them to arrive. eNCA's Nqobile Madlala has more. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Residents affected by the water shortage in three Gauteng metros are getting desperate.

An explosion at the Palmiet pump station has caused water cuts in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Ekurhuleni.

READ: Gauteng residents facing water cuts

In Pretoria, some residents have been queuing at schools and universities while communities are scrambling for water wherever they can find it.

The Tshwane Municipality says it's dispatched water tankers to affected areas but it seems some residents are still waiting for them to arrive.

READ: Rand Water: Gauteng supply to be restored by Sunday

Meanwhile, Rand Water says it has recovered 200 million litres and capacity has improved from 55 percent to 70 percent.

It adds that the remaining volumes are still subject to repair.

Source
eNCA

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