Water worries washed away

2015-05-05 06:00
Avril Cedras’s underground water leak has finally been repaired after the issue was initially reported in February. 

Chevon Booysen

Avril Cedras’s underground water leak has finally been repaired after the issue was initially reported in February. PHOTO: Chevon Booysen

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Awater leak outside a residence in Rietbok Avenue has finally been repaired.

People’s Post previously reported about an underground water leak at Avril Cedras’s home (‘Water runs for months’, 17 April).

According to Cedras, the leak was reported several times but after two months of continuous calls she was still not helped until two weeks ago.

Ernest Sonnenberg, mayoral committee member for utility services, confirms the repair. Sonnenberg says the leakage was reported to the wrong department – therefore the delay.

“The complaint which was initially received was directed to the wrong department. It has since been inspected and been fixed,” he confirms.

Sonnenberg adds because the leak occurred on the City’s side of the meter, it did not affect Cedras’s water consumption.

Cedras’s water meter is situated outside her property, verging on the sidewalk.

According to her she was without water for many weekends at a time.

However, since the leak has been fixed, she says she is very happy.

“My water leak was fixed on Tuesday 14 April after a very long wait. I am just so happy this was attended to in time because it was worrying,” Cedras says.

According to her two jobs were done at the premises.

“At first they fixed the water meter outside my house. After that they came to repair the underground leak,” she says.

Cedras says she is happy she now doesn’t have to worry about her water being cut anymore and says since the repair her water has stayed connected.

Sonnenberg adds Cedras is not liable for any bill due to the underground water leakage.

“She would not receive a bill relating to the leakage as this leak occurred on the City’s side of the meter. The meter only measures the water passing through onto the property,” he says

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