Lepelle Northern Water stopped supply from Olifantspoort plant on Tuesday morning due to a power failure
The municipality says they were made aware of the sms scam when they were inundated with phone calls about it.
The municipality has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
A pipe burst on the mainline feeding Mall of the North,Bolivia Lodge and estates in the area.
As the blazing summer heat continues to pelt down in Limpopo, many parents and residents in the city are left having to sweat it out.
Emergency and essential services like fire and rescue, water and sanitation, electrical services, traffic and community services will, however, be available at all times to the community.
The municipality says a total of 150 ball valves have been stolen and vandalized.
The main causes of water shortages as notified by the municipality was maintenance at plants, pipe bursts among others
Review spoke to the Municipality regarding outraged residents who called for a ban on the use of fireworks during the annual festive lights event.
The outage is due to a fault experienced on Monday afternoon.
According to a notification received from Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) the estimated time for repairs is around eight hours.