Million-litre water ‘leak’

2013-10-30 00:00

OVER a million litres of water, enough to half fill an Olympic swimming pool, was lost after a burst water pipe in Mkondeni went unrepaired more than 20 hours after it was reported.

Water engineer Dave Still put the loss at about 20 litres per second. He said this would have amounted to over a million litres. According to Wikipedia it takes 2,5 million litres to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

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