Springs residents warned of water cuts

2012-02-15 19:31
Johannesburg - Parts of Springs will be without water on Thursday while the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality fixes a sewerage problem.

A faulty pump was to blame, spokesperson Justice Mohale said on Wednesday.

The shut-off would be in effect between 08:00 and 20:00 in Bakerton, Welgedacht and Slovo Park on Thursday.

"This will allow the municipality to effectively attend to the sewerage problems in the interest of the health and welfare of the affected residents."

The pump's function was to move sewage through the system. The defect was discovered two weeks ago during regular inspections. With the pump belonging to a private company, the municipality had to follow procedure before it could work on it.

"The municipality decided to be pro-active to ensure the situation did not degenerate into something more serious before it was too late."

The pump had since been replaced. The water was being shut off so pipes could be cleaned to ensure the system operated effectively. Mohale said the pump's replacement posed no health risks to residents.

The municipality urged residents to store enough water for the shut-off period.

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