Diepsloot water tests delayed

2012-04-14 11:06

Technical problems have delayed the process of testing for possible water contamination in Diepsloot.

According to a statement by City spokeswoman, Millicent Kabwe today, the city’s networks team had expected to be finished by 8pm yesterday but had encountered technical problems.

“We have been on site the whole night and should be concluding the technical work in the next two to three hours.

 Once that is complete, we will take samples and it takes about 18 hours for the test to mature and get results,” Kabwe said.

Residents had been issued a warning not to use tap water, as it may be contaminated. The tests would determine which areas were affected and what caused the contamination.

In the meantime residents were urged to continue using water from tankers. Kabwe said more tankers were being sent to cater for businesses in the area.

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