Boboyi resident’s home repeatedly flooded

2017-06-22 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedResident’s yard is constantly waterlogged because of the leak.

PHOTO: suppliedResident’s yard is constantly waterlogged because of the leak.

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FOR 10 years a Boboyi resident has had to furnish and refurnish her house due to water damage from a leak she has reportedly told Ugu about.

Nonzwakwazi Ndlovu-Mguni, who lives 500 metres from the Boboyi reservoir, says her home has been prone to flooding from water allegedly coming from the reservoir for as long as she can remember without any assistance from Ugu.

“The water sifts through the floor randomly. It damages our furniture, even the building itself. I have had to rebuild certain areas of the house because of this problem,’ said Ndlovu-Mnguni.

“I first reported the matter in 2003 before I built an extension on my house and they sent someone to come and check. The person took photos and said they would come back, but they never did. Each time we report the matter the same thing happens,” said Ndlovu-Mguni.

Ward councillor Sello Morafe said the leaks were due to old water piping that had rusted.

“It is a longstanding issue that the municipality is in the process of rectifying.

“A new contractor started work on the project in 2013 and they are still working on it because it is a big project covering a wide area,” said Morafe, adding that the resident should be patient and wait for the contracter to reach her house.

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