Joburg contractors damaging water pipes

2013-05-20 18:07


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Johannesburg - There has been an increase in water cuts and sewer failures due to contractors damaging pipes while installing other infrastructure, Johannesburg Water said on Monday.

"When contractors are busy with infrastructure work, like replacing fibre-optic cables in the road reserve, there is a high chance that the other underground infrastructure, like water or sewer lines will be damaged," spokesperson Millicent Kabwe said.

Johannesburg Water was taking precautions to minimise the chances of damage, but said the matter was not entirely within its control.

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