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Three weeks without water: Joburgers are sick of this ‘water-shedding’

Residents, who hear the reservoir is dry, demand to know why it hasn't been fixed despite all the rain

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They call it “water-shedding”, or an intermittent water supply, low water pressure and absence of water for the past three weeks in some suburbs in Johannesburg.

Residents in the Sophiatown, Northcliff, Westdene, Coronationville, Westbury and Melville areas said they have never before experienced water issues like this, and many don’t know what caused the problems.

Spokesperson for Joburg Water, Isaac Dhludhlu, said the issue lay with the Hursthill reservoir which was battling to fully recover after a power failure affected the bulk supplier Rand Water...

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