Upgrade for Joburg stormwater system

2010-11-29 14:46

More than R140 million will be spent upgrading Johannesburg’s stormwater drain system, the Johannesburg Roads Agency said today.

The agency will convert open stormwater channels to underground systems in various townships, upgrade the old and inadequate drainage system, and build additional infrastructure, the Johannesburg Roads Agency said.

“An estimated R70 million will be spent on the capital expenditure-related projects, while R50 million will be spent on maintaining the existing system.”

The Johannesburg Roads Agency urged communities to protect the existing infrastructure by not littering, avoiding low-lying bridges during heavy rains, and reporting vandalism and theft to existing infrastructure.

It also urged people not to allow children to play in stormwater pipes.

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