Jul 12

Joburg stockpiles water

News24 says that in scenes similar to those from South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown, Johannesburg customers have been panic buying vast amounts of bottled water, leaving stores under pressure to replenish stock quickly, as late customers demand more supply. 20- and 25-litre buckets, Jerry cans, 10- and 20-litre water bottles with taps, and water drums with taps have also been flying off the shelves. This as Rand Water announced that large parts of the city will experience a 58-hour water outage due to upgrades.