High Court employees’ water issue

2019-04-10 06:02
The water with particles remaining after letting it settle. PHOTO: supplied

The water with particles remaining after letting it settle. PHOTO: supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

“THE water quality is terrible, and we are forced to carry our own water to work every day,” says an employee at the Pietermaritzburg high court who added that they are frustrated at the lack of urgency shown from the court manager regarding their grievances.

The employee, who wishes to remain anonymous in fear of backlash, has stated that their water is kept in water tanks which have not been maintained or cleaned regularly.

The employee said that when they pour water into their glasses it is clear to see that particles of dirt and other substances are evident.

“Residue forms when you let the water stand for a minute or so. We do not even want to drink this water that is made available to us anymore and carry our own water from home now,” said the employee.

After speaking to management they were told the water is the way it is currently because management is fixing the water tanks, but according to the employee the water tanks have not been cleaned for a few years.

“Management is not taking our issue seriously. All we are asking for is for there to be no dirt in the water we drink so that we can go about our jobs without this issue hanging over our heads,” said the employee.

When the Maritzburg Fever checked in to see if the situation had been tended to we were told by an employee that the court manager had logged a call with the Department of Public Works to assess the water tanks. No comment was received from the department.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.