Gauteng residents warned to brace themselves for more water outages

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The Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg.
The Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg.
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A water infrastructure expert has warned Gauteng residents to brace themselves for more water outages.

In the last week, there have been water outages across the City of Johannesburg because of below optimum inflow of water into the system and a power failure at the Eikenhof substation that has affected households and hospitals. The substation feeds electricity to Rand Water so it can pump out water to residents.

The Gauteng health department has had to obtain water tankers to ensure patients at several hospitals still have access to water. 

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