The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) plans to invest more than R330-million to support Johannesburg Water’s short- and long-term plans to build more resilient water infrastructure for the Brixton, Hurst Hill and Crosby reservoirs and towers.
The new project, unveiled by CoJ Environment and Infrastructure Services MMC councillor Mpho Moerane, will see Johannesburg Water address the protracted water infrastructure vulnerabilities affecting the Hurst Hill, Brixton and Crosby reservoirs and towers over the next 48 months.
Work on the project, currently in the design stage, includes a new connection from Rand Water to supplement water supply to the Crosby reservoir, a new booster pump station and associated pipe work in Hurst Hill, and the construction of a new reservoir and tower in Brixton.
“In an endeavour to ease current water supply and pressure challenges, Rand Water and Johannesburg Water have made operational changes with a positive effect in increasing water flow and pressure to the reservoirs and towers, thus ensuring consistent supply to residents, businesses and hospitals,” said Moerane.
Further, Johannesburg Water is building new water and sewer infrastructure across the seven regions of CoJ, with a new pump station and elevated water tower under construction at Crown Gardens; a vast water and sewer pipe replacement project in Parkmore; and another one in Orange Farm, all nearing completion.