Municipality must replace ageing infrastructure

2016-05-19 06:00

AS far as I know Ugu is yet to pull out the thumb and work on a detailed and comprehensive plan on when they are going to replace the ageing infrastructure.

I live in Uvongo and on my street water shortages are a weekly occurrence and that can be attributed to pipes that are over 40 years old that are not coping with today’s water demands.

We need to be told of a clear plan with definite time frames. It seems like all the municipality cares about are the endless bridge handovers, we need water too.

Uthungulu Municipality in northern KZN seems to be on top of things as they have embarked on a massive project to replace all water pipes in most suburbs.

The responsible people, who actually pay for municipality services, are a tiny fraction compared to the majority that enjoys free things.

Maybe it is time we also protested and withheld our rates until our demands are met.

Fed Up



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