Water pipe fix delayed

2013-11-21 00:00

A BURST water pipe at the Northway Mall yesterday resulted in almost the entire Northern suburbs being without water for much of the day.

According to Msunduzi Municipality spokesperson Brian Zuma, repairs took longer than expected because they had to ask mall management to remove cooling containers that had been placed on top of the municipal servitude where the fault was. He said this left the majority of Northdale without water.

Zuma said he hoped full water supply would have been restored by midnight last night.

A Northway centre manager, who refused to be named, said the municipality had approached them at around 7 am yesterday and within an hour they had removed the containers for the municipal staff to fix the burst water pipes.

“We placed the containers within the premises and were not aware that this was a municipal servitude and since we have been told we have placed them elsewhere,” he said.

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