Load Shedding and Water Shedding Solutions

Loadshedding and Watershedding Solution. JTS Home Services can assist in setting up backup solar power and backup water solutions when the national services fail. Phone 065 909 2722 NOW!

Power Cuts and Water Cuts – The Solution

In South Africa we are very aware of the power cuts and water cuts and have experienced these national interruptions in services frequently.

We may hope that these basic necessities to our daily lives and livelihoods will always be there when we need them, and that load shedding and water shedding issues will become a thing of the past, but a more realistic approach is required. We need to do something about it ourselves.

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JTS Home Services can assist in setting up backup solar power and backup water solutions when the national services fail.

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Load shedding in South Africa

Load Shedding Solution - Go Solar. We sell and install solar panels, solar inverters and solar batteries for your home or business.

Load Shedding Solution – Go Solar. We sell and install solar panels, solar inverters and solar batteries for your home or business.

What is Load Shedding?

Load shedding is a planned process of switching off parts of the electric network to avoid excessive load on the power plant.
If there is insufficient power station capacity the electricity system can become unbalanced, which can cause blackouts and the collapse of South Africa’s electric power system.
As South Africa’s primary electricity supplier, Eskom can either increase supply or reduce demand to bring the system back into balance.

Check Eskom’s Load Shedding Schedule

The South African Energy Crisis

The South African energy crisis, most notably manifesting in the form of successive rounds of loadshedding, is an ongoing period of widespread national level rolling blackouts as electricity supply falls behind electricity demand, threatening to destabilize the national power grid. It began in the later months of 2007 and continues to the present.

More about South Africa’s Energy Crisis

Dictionary definition of Loadshedding

noun: loadshedding
action to reduce the load on something, especially the interruption of an electricity supply to avoid excessive load on the generating plant.

    Water shedding in South Africa

    Water Shedding Solution - Water Storage Tanks. JTS Installs from 1000 litre storage tanks to multiple 10,000 litre storage tanks.

    Water Shedding Solution – Water Storage Tanks. JTS Installs from 1000 litre storage tanks to multiple 10,000 litre storage tanks.

    Water rationing may be implemented for a number of reasons.
    Decreased water resources can be caused by factors such as drought,
    pipe damage caused by floods and other factors that reduce the ability to either collect, store or provide water to residents. Climate change and overpopulation also contribute significantly to a shortage of water.

    Water shortages and water shedding will become more and more prevalent if society continues to use and waste water indiscriminately.

    Where water shedding is experienced for short periods, consumers can use buckets or tanks to store water, but long term water shedding requires a different approach. Urban consumers are particularly vulnerable and are largely dependent on a centralized water supply system. Extended water shedding will eventually deplete water stored in bottles and tanks and could therefore potentially have major economic and societal impacts.

     

    Water Shedding Damages Home Appliances

    Water shedding becomes a risk when water is restored and taps have been left open.

    Home valuables become damaged as a result of flooding, and flats / complexes pose an additional risk when water filters through to other units

    Water Shedding damages home appliances

    Water shedding can also damage your geyser – depending on its design. Switching off your geyser completely during water shedding will prolong the parts of your geyser.

    What to do to avoid water shedding negatively affecting your house insurance
    As if load shedding was not enough, consumers now have to contend with water shedding, which could negatively affect home insurance cover.

     

    Water crisis South Africa – How serious is the problem?

    Experts attribute the water crisis in South Africa to lack of economic investment, as well as a lack of rain water. On top of that 25-30% of our water is being lost due to water leaks caused by failing infrastructure. It is estimated that 70 million litres of treated, clean, drinkable water is lost per daily caused by water leaks from South Africa’s water piping system.

    Water Crisis in South Africa: Causes, Effects, And Solutions

    Loadshedding vs Watershedding

    Load Shedding can cause Water Shedding. Crisis Alert - South Africa

    Load Shedding can cause Water Shedding. Crisis Alert – South Africa

    Unreliable electricity services have forced South Africans to explore alternatives to energy  – in some cases being a complete disconnection from the electricity grid. The transition to alternative forms of energy is often more cost-effective!  The gradual transition away from a centralized ESKOM grid to alternative energy sources is continuing across all levels – from households to large industries.

    The past decade has seen increasing water shedding and extended water interruptions. Sometimes water cuts span a few hours, but sometimes there is no water for residents and businesses for several days or even several weeks across South Africa. Unlike load shedding, where many alternative energy sources are readily available, alternative water sources are not so easy to develop.

    Water Shedding is far worse than Load Shedding

    Load-shedding is causing water-shedding in parts of Johannesburg

    Repeated and prolonged blackouts in recent weeks have affected Rand Water’s reservoir pumps, particularly in Johannesburg where high water demand, worsened by this week’s heatwave, has left some parts of the city with empty taps.

    Water shedding is causing water shedding in Joburg

    Water has become such a scarce commodity on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

    Water cuts have businesses, ratepayers and deprived communities are resorting to desperate measures to get their hands on water.

    KZN Water cuts continue

    The South African Human Rights Commission says it is extremely concerned about how the Ugu District Municipality and the utility Ugu Water are handling the ongoing water crisis on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

    KZN Municipality to blame for endless water crisis on South Coast

    Here’s what to do if your house gets flooded

    Quick reaction by following these few steps could help save you a lot of money and headache.

    1. Switch off the Mains – Get to your DB Board and switch off.
    2. Isolate and Insulate – For your appliances with plugs on extension cords, unplug, dry and then cover and tie them up in plastic shopping bags.
    3. Move your Electrical Appliances and wooden furniture – anything resting on the floor should be moved to higher ground where the water has not reached.
    4. Remove Rugs and Tie up Curtains – move your wet rugs outside and any long curtains that got wet you can wring out and tie into knots so they don’t touch the floor.
    5. Open all Windows and Doors – Once the downpour calms down open up and allow the wind to blow through the house.
    6. Brooms and Mops – Push out water using brooms and mop up to dry

    What to do if your house ever gets flooded

     

    ► What should I turn off during load shedding?

    1. Switching off fridges and air conditioners.
    2. Switching off any devices that pose a fire risk when power is restored;
    3. Invest in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to keep devices such as computers on and give you time to shut down safely or finish work within the backup time left on your UPS.

    The Solution to our Electricity and Water Crisis!

    Solution to Load Shedding and Water Shedding - Phone JTS Home Services (Gauteng and South Coast KZN) 081 3000 671 / 065 909 2722

    Solution to Load Shedding and Water Shedding – Phone JTS Home Services (Gauteng and South Coast KZN) 081 3000 671 / 065 909 2722

    WATER: Firstly don’t waste. Inform and Educate. Upgrade Infrastructure, and
    ELECTRICITY: Any unused lights and electric appliances not in use can be switched off. Upgrade Infrastructure.

    Secondly – be prepared for the worst…

    A load shedding kit

    JTS has succesfully helped residents and industries by installing sufficient solar backups and water backups.

    Speak to us to setup an appointment now.

    Resources – POWER ALERTS!

    POWER CUT ALERTS - Eskom Load Shedding

    1) Eskom Website

    To check what the position is of load shedding at any time, go to loadshedding.eskom.co.za. This is a monthly time table for load shedding. Load shedding will begin with the declaration from Eskom.
    Eskom Loadshedding Website

    POWER CUT ALERTS - Load Shedding Notifier App

    2) Load Shedding Notifier on the App Store

    This app monitors the current Eskom load shedding status and notifies you if the power is scheduled to go off in your area. Please note: This app includes schedules for ALL Eskom supplied areas (nationwide) and ALL known municipality supplied areas (nationwide) that publish load shedding schedules.
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    POWER CUT ALERTS - EskomSePush App

    3) EskomSePush on the App Store

    Why is it called EskomSePush?
    But simply put; It’s push notifications for Eskom’s load shedding, EskomSePush.” Just like many South Africans, Wells and Maritz wanted to know when load shedding was happening so that “we could plan around it over our December holidays”
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    EskomSePush Website

    POWER CUT ALERTS - Down Detector App

    4) Down Detector

    Eskom outages reported in the last 24 hours and shows teh most reported locations and problems
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    Down Detector Website

    Resources – WATER CUT ALERTS!

    WATER CUT ALERTS - Johannesburg Municipality Johannesburg Water Interruptions

    1) Johannesburg Water Interruptions

    Johannesburg Water SOC Ltd (JW) is a municipal entity. JW was formed following the iGoli 2002 Transformation Plan, an initiative led by the former Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council.
    INTERRUPTIONS