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2008-07-24: JW replacing pipelines in Malanshof, Randburg

JOHANNESBURG Water (JW), the water and sanitation service provider for the City of Johannesburg wishes to inform residents living in Malanshof north of Johannesburg, of a project to upgrade the existing water mains in the area.

The primary objective of this project is to replace a water main in Jan K Marais Street in order to minimize frequent water pipe bursts. At a total cost of R2.2 million, the project will comprise the installation of approximately 1000 mitres of high impact Class 16 uPVC of about 1km pipeline.

The construction has started and the overall project to install the above mentioned infrastructure is expected to be completed by the end of September 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 Johannesburg Water is aware of the problems that are caused by old and outdated municipal water infrastructure, and it has put comprehensive programmes in place to upgrade and rehabilitate municipal water infrastructure throughout the City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 in advance should any planned 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.