The Risiville area in Midvaal Local Municipality (MLM) receives water from the Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM).
Rand Water, which supplies water to both municipalities, has very recently started to restrict the water supply to ELM by 20% due to non-payment issues. This is despite an apparent agreement entered into between ELM and Rand Water on the payment of the arrears and the current account.
We are unable to determine the exact problem at this stage, despite repeated attempts to contact the relevant persons. From Midvaal`s side, the water account to Rand Water is up to date.
As soon as we obtain more clarity, we will inform our residents accordingly.
This restriction unfortunately negatively impacts water pressure in Risiville. Residents are advised to plan for water usage outside of peak times or to store water during times of low usage. High usage impacts the higher lying areas most if pressure is low.
MLM has no control over this matter and apologises for any inconvenience caused to the residents of Risiville.
We are investigating possible more reliable water supply options for the future, but this is a longer term exercise.