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More parts of Diepsloot get clean water

2012-04-20 19:13

Johannesburg - Three more areas in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, have been cleared of water contamination, the city said on Friday.

The areas were Tanganani in Extension 3, Diepsloot West in Extension 2 and the Reception Area, said spokesperson Millicent Kabwe.

"About 35 to 40% of it is now cleared of contamination," she said.

Diepsloot's drinking water system was contaminated by sewage last Thursday, when a contractor upgrading infrastructure accidentally damaged water pipes.

The pipe system in the township was being flushed out and chlorine was being added to ensure the water was safe.

Kabwe said mobile trucks would continue to provide safe water to the affected areas.

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Comments
  • jmalatji2 - 2012-04-20 20:53

    Finally but joburg water must explain 2 us why some other areas were not affected bcs the water r coming frm the dam n pipes

  • Monghadi Lethabo More - 2012-04-21 09:40

    Simple malatji, water networks works in zones n loops. The contaminated water was in a certain zone or loop. If the water that was contaminated was say at a reservoir then most of the area would be affect.

  • elvis.dhlamini - 2012-04-21 10:40

    This is so sad

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