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Power outage leaves parts of Pretoria without water – Rekord East

Residents in areas around Meyerspark and Val-de-Grace should see their water supply returning within the next few hours. 

This was according to the Tshwane metro which announced on Saturday morning, that a power outage had left these areas with dry taps. 

“These areas are supplied by a tower that requires electricity for booster pumps to fill up,” the metro said in a statement.  

“A power outage that occurred has affected the normal functioning of the tower. 

“The pumps could not automatically switch on because of the low level of the reservoir.”  

The power had since been restored.  

“Pumps were switched back on and reservoir levels have picked up. Residents should have water within the next three hours.” 

Meanwhile, residents took to social media to report water supply issues in other parts of Pretoria, including Waverley, Muckleneuk, Silverton, Murrayfield, Garsfontein and Brummeria.  

Metro spokesperson Lindela Mashigo told Rekord on Saturday morning, that information was limited on what exactly the cause of the issues were.  

He said water tankers were doing the rounds in the capital but that no schedule had been established.  

“The local ward councillors are informed and they will then update the residents when tankers are available.” 

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