Leaking pipe is wasting water

2015-07-15 06:00
WATER sprays from several leaks in the old asbestos pipe.  

WATER sprays from several leaks in the old asbestos pipe. Photo: Supplied

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CONSULTING ENGINEERS have already been appointed to work on the burst water pipe that is supplying Postdene with water from the Gatkoppies Reservoir.

This was stated in a media response of the Tsantsabane Local Municipality, after complaints were raised to Express Northern Cape regarding the burst pipe that had been wasting water since the beginning of the year.

In a letter forwarded to Express Northern Cape, the concerned community requested that the municipality be consulted regarding the matter.

The letter read: “There are two main water supply pipes which are wasting a lot of water. We saw this in April and almost three months later, they are still not fixed. As we live in a country that struggles with a water shortage, we are very concerned about the water those burst pipes are wasting. We would appreciate it if you would speak to the municipality of Postmasburg about this.”

Joseph Kekgopilwe, Tsantsabane municipal spokesperson, says the water leakage was confirmed by the municipality’s Water Department, who said the pipe could currently not be fixed and needed to be totally replaced as it was an asbestos pipe.

He stated that the Assmang Mine had committed to fund the replacement of the waterpipe.

According to the communique, the leakages are caused by emerging local farmers who connected their own pipes to the main pipe.

“It’s an old pipe that has to be replaced this year, as there was an upgrading of boreholes to supply the water to Postdene, the process of replacing it depends on the funder,” stated Kekgopilwe.

“To deal with this problem the management at the municipality is arranging a meeting with the emerging local farmers as the problem is caused by the lack of supply of water for their animals,” he said

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