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2008-02-14: JW upgrading pipelines in Joburg South

Johannesburg Water (JW), the water and sanitation service provider for the City of Johannesburg wishes to inform residents living in Glenvista, Kibler Park and Ridgeway south of Johannesburg, of a project to upgrade the existing water mains in the area.

The upgrading of the water mains is to resolve frequent burst water pipes and flooding which had led to damages to some of the private properties in areas such as Lineata Avenue, Glenvista. At a total cost of R2.4 million, the project will comprise the replacement of about 1.94km water mains.

It is anticipated that the construction will commence the beginning of March 2008 at Lineata Avenue as it has been identified as problematic in the area. The overall project to renew the above mentioned infrastructure is expected to be completed by the end of June 2008.    

Johannesburg Water is aware of the problems that are caused by old and outdated municipal water infrastructure, and it has put comprehensive programmes in place to upgrade and rehabilitate municipal water infrastructure throughout the City of Johannesburg.

Johannesburg Water does not foresee any service disruption relating to water supply to the residents during the upgrade. The company will however notify residents at least 48 hours prior should any water interruptions occur as the result of work being undertaken to complete the project.

Johannesburg Water is committed to improving the level of water and sanitation services and appeals to residents to contact its 24hour call centre on 011 688 1500 to report both water and sewer service related problems.