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Pipe bursts again in Randburg
Written by Rudo Mungoshi   
03 March 2011
 

Water supply is still disrupted in certain areas of Randburg, after the repaired water pipe burst again in the early hours. Water tankers have again been sent out.

PEOPLE in Randburg are still without water as the pipe on the corner of Harley and Pretoria streets, in Ferndale, burst again in the early hours of the morning.

This happened after earlier repair work on the pipe was completed about 9pm last night.

“A team of technicians and senior managers are currently on site to assess the situation and to find alternative ways of supplying water to the affected areas,” said Johannesburg Water’s marketing and communications manager, Baldwin Matsimela.

The affected areas are Ferndale, Olivedale, Strydom Park, Kensington B and Beverly Gardens.

There is no estimated time that the repair work will take, and mobile water tankers will be sent to specific intersections:

  • Abington and Grey streets in Kensington B;
  • Roux and Tulbagh streets in Beverly Gardens;
  • Anchor and Westview streets in Beverly Gardens;
  • Cedar and Kays streets in Bryanston Extension 3;
  • Hill and Main streets in Ferndale;
  • Hylauma and Rocky streets in Ferndale;
  • Jacaranda Avenue and Sasol Garage behind Olivedale Hospital; and
  • Olivedale Hospital.

“These water tankers will provide customers with an alternative water supply until the repair work has been successfully completed and services fully restored.”

Matsimela added that Johannesburg Water had an Infrastructure Renewal Programme in place to minimise the frequency of pipe bursts across the city.

The programme also addressed the provision of water reticulation and related reservoirs and pump stations to support a growing city. Residents can get more information on the pipe burst by calling Joburg Connect on 011 375 5555 or visiting the Joburg Water website.



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