No water in Johannesburg suburbs

2012-06-07 13:03


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Johannesburg - The water supply in Houghton Estate and several surrounding areas was shut down on Thursday due to a burst pipe, the city said.

Johannesburg Water's spokesperson Millicent Kabwe said it was not immediately clear when the pipe would be fixed.

"Please note that we have closed the main trunk of a 375mm pipeline at Killarney Mall because of a burst pipe at the corner [of] Oxford Road and Eleventh Avenue at Houghton Estate.

"The surrounding areas affected are Rosebank, Saxonwold, Parkwood, Parktown and Parkhurst."
A team was on site repairing the pipe.

"Because of the pipe's size, we can't be sure when the repairs will be completed, but we will keep residents updated," Kabwe said in a statement.

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