Work on East Rand water supply continues

2014-06-08 13:22


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Johannesburg - Water supply in some parts of Springs, east of Johannesburg, is expected to be restored soon, the Ekurhuleni municipality said on Saturday.

"We have provided affected areas with roving water tankers to provide immediate relief to the residents," spokesperson Themba Gadebe.

"Water is expected to be fully restored tomorrow afternoon [Sunday]."

A power outage caused by vandalism of an Eskom tower affected the water supply.

The 132kv Eskom tower was vandalised on Friday.

The areas affected by the water shortage were Selection Park, Geduld, Dal Fouche, Pollack Park and Wright Park.

Radebe said water supply process required electricity to pump water from the reservoir.

He said engineers worked until late on Friday to restore power but had to stop for safety reasons.

Engineers begun repairing a vandalised Eskom tower on Saturday morning.

"The city of Ekurhuleni understands that the weather is very cold and that for many it is an exam time, which requires availability of electricity supply to study."

"We assure residents that all hands are on deck to restore both the power and water supply," Gadebe.

Power was estimated to be restored in the areas by midnight.
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