Massive water leak on city's main water pipeline

2015-05-12 13:34
Dean Biddulph (left) and Retief Odendaal at the burst water pipe.

Dean Biddulph (left) and Retief Odendaal at the burst water pipe. (Supplied)

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A water leak at Port Elizabeth's main water pipeline at Maitlands River Mouth is causing kiloliters of water to go to waste.

This according to Dean Biddulph, DA Metro Caucus Spokesperson, who together with Retief Odendaal, DA Metro Caucus Leader, visited the site this morning to investigate the reported water leak.

Some of the city's residents sent pictures and requests to the DA asking for assistance after their attempts to get response from the service delivery JOC were fruitless, Biddulph said.

"We were shocked to discover the massive water leak that has yet to be repaired. As a result, kilolotres of precious water is simply flowing into the sea," he said.

"In spite of much heralded interventions in curbing water losses, the latest information available for the current financials year, indicates water losses in excess of R300 million and that we are heading toward yet another record water loss on the part of this metro.

"We have reported the matter to the Director for Water for urgent intervention and also written to both the City Manager and the Executive Mayor to compel urgent action on this potential disaster."

Watch the video of the water leak here

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