Lorraine infrastructure issues addressed

2016-10-12 06:00
Ward 8 DA councillor Gustav Rautenbach at the site where the water mains are being replaced.  Photo: ZELDRÉ STRAUSS SWANEPOEL

Ward 8 DA councillor Gustav Rautenbach at the site where the water mains are being replaced. Photo: ZELDRÉ STRAUSS SWANEPOEL

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FREQUENT bursts of water mains which have become a regular sight in Yvette and Aimee roads in Lorraine will be a thing of the past shortly.

Owing to the poor condition of the water mains and the sensitive nature of the surrounding area, it has been decided to include Yvette and Aimee roads in the water reticulation replacement programme.

Being replaced are about 150m of 75mm diameter uPVC and 550m of 63mm diameter HDPE water mains. The estimated cost of the works is R700 000 and the work should take a month.

Ward 8 DA councillor Gustav Rautenbach said he was excited about the project.

“The whole of the Lorraine area’s infrastructure is worn out; however there are certain priority areas that need urgent attention, such as the Yvette and Aimee roads water mains,” he said.

“I am grateful that there has been a budget allocated for this project.

“This forms part of the mayor’s war on water leaks.”

He added that two workers from the Lorraine community had been employed for this project.

“Once the water pressure test has been done, the connection into the existing water main will be executed.

“On this day, the water supply in Yvette and Aimee roads and the surrounding areas will be shut off. This step is critical as the old main needs to be disconnected and the new main connected simultaneously,” Rautenbach explained.

He gave the assurance that the affected residents would be notified in writing 24 hours before the shutdown.

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