Elusive fault in water pipeline costs Willowton millions

2011-11-26 00:00

WILLOWTON’S industries lost millions of rands and workers their pay after a days-long water cut that had still not been resolved by last night, as residents in Mountain Rise threatened to withhold their rates. Msunduzi municipal staff working with Umgeni Water said the delay arose from identifying the source of the fault in a pipeline. But to avoid raising false hopes they were not prepared to say when the water would be restored. In Mountain Rise, no water tankers had been dispatched by late yesterday afternoon.

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