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Pretoria suburbs left without water

2012-06-26 22:34

Pretoria - Many homes in Pretoria's northern suburbs have been left without water after workers dislodged a pipe from one of the city's reservoirs.

Tshwane metro emergency spokesperson Johan Pieterse said on Tuesday workers accidentally dislodged a 600mm pipe in the suburb Annlin.

This resulted in a substantial amount of water escaping from the reservoir and flooding an estimated 30 homes.

Emergency services were called in to ensure the water flowed away and that no further damage occurred.

Work would continue through the night to restore water supply.

The suburbs affected are Pretoria North, Annlin and parts of Sinoville.

The city would be providing tankers to the affected suburbs to ensure residents had drinking water, said Pieterse.

Full water supply was expected to be restored by Wednesday afternoon.

Comments
  • CoronaSherona - 2012-06-27 01:55

    Pretoria. Tshwane. Pretoria. Tshwane. IT IS PRETORIA.

  • leon.roux.58 - 2012-06-27 05:38

    You dont dislodge a 600mm water pipe. You dig with a tractor without care, and then you kill the pipe you didnt see because you didnt understand the plans which clearly stated: SERVITUDE.

  • Blackpoison - 2012-06-27 06:07

    Workers or morons? Couple of million rand damage done there and the only reply's gonna be...\eish I did not know the pipe will come out\

  • henri.boshoff - 2012-06-27 06:33

    ek koni eers bad vanoggend nie damit :D

  • braamc - 2012-06-27 06:48

    Around 1m down the drain, who's gonna pay? Effective service deliver and management, eish, yo yo yo

  • Ec - 2012-06-27 07:12

    My daily observation of these "wêkes" is that they never look directly at you or at what they are busy doing, always looking around, or looking away from what they are doing. It's a culture thing I suppose. No wonder they cause so much damage.....

  • marumobongani - 2012-06-27 08:25

    thats a common thing in pta luckily is happening in surbubs we get to hear about it

  • gerrie.vanstaden - 2012-06-27 12:40

    wel dit is na 12 en die water is nog steeds nie aan nie

  • gerrie.vanstaden - 2012-06-27 12:42

    well dit is na 12 al en die water is nog nie reg nie ek sit net n 7 weke babatjie by die huis die water trok is 4 blokke weg gestop hoe moet my vrou met die pram en n kan water loop weet jy die land van ons

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