Fire put out at Rand Water Eikenhof Pumping Station as technicians assess damage

2018-08-27 21:37
Rand Water (Supplied)

Rand Water (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg's City Power says the fire caused by the explosion at the Rand Water Eikenhof Pumping Station on Monday has been extinguished. 

City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said technicians were on the scene assessing the damage caused. They would determine how long it would take to restore power. 

This after Rand Water spokesperson Justice Mohale earlier said that an electrical transformer belonging to City Power had exploded.

The incident happened around 13:00. 

Mohale said it would affect water supply in parts of western Johannesburg, the West Rand, and Rustenburg in the North West.

Power outages were expected in Naturena, Kibler Park, Alveda, Rand Water, Eikenhof and Lougherin.

The Johannesburg Prison was also affected.

Read more on:    city power  |  johannesburg  |  fire

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.