Outages, roadworks irk hilton

2016-12-21 06:01
PHOTO: Ian Carbutt Maintenance work being done on Hilton Avenue. Residents last week complained of unsightly dug-up pavements and frequent electricity outages.

PHOTO: Ian Carbutt Maintenance work being done on Hilton Avenue. Residents last week complained of unsightly dug-up pavements and frequent electricity outages.

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IRATE Hilton residents have complained of yet another power outage coupled with pavements being dug up across the town.

One resident said the electricity in his suburb was cut off at 2am, and by 9am the following day nothing had been done to rectify the issue.

He said the outages were frequent, with occurrences at least once a week.

Another resident said she called Msunduzi Municipality numerous times but was not able to get any assistance.

Municipal spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha could not be reached for comment.

Residents also expressed their frustration over parts of the town that have been left dug up due to contract workers working in the area. They said they had not been given an explanation about exactly what is happening.

Democratic Alliance caucus leader Pam Passmoor said the digging taking place in and around the Hilton area is due to two reasons.

She said the Department of Transport is re-tarring and extending Dennis Shepstone Road and, according to her, the construction is on schedule and is set to be completed by the end of January 2017.

Passmoor said the municipality is also replacing the old asbestos water pipes and installing reductor valves that will regulate the water pressure in the area.

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