3rd water test done in Diepsloot

2012-04-16 13:05

Johannesburg - The third water test was done in Diepsloot to determine if the water there was contaminated, the City of Johannesburg said on Monday.

Spokesperson Millicent Kabwe advised all residents not to use tap water or any other water in the Diepsloot area until the results of the third test were available.

"Since Friday we did two water tests, of which the results were negative."

The water in Diepsloot was flushed out on Sunday afternoon before the third water test was done.

Kabwe said samples were taken and it took about 18 hours for the test to produce results.

More water tankers would be sent to the area on Monday to ensure there was enough water for residents.

  • NrGx - 2012-04-16 13:14

    and what is the water "contaminated with"? sewerage, mine water or did I miss some other article? While the anc fat cats sit in luxury, the poor drink contaminated water!

      dewalds3 - 2012-04-16 13:23

      Yes, the people can grovel in the sh't like pigs while the government drink their Johnny Walker Blue Label and eat their sushi and caviar....

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-16 13:26

      I've been wondering why N24 only picked up on this story today - been on radio news and other news web sites since last Fri. "Contractors working on a sewage line damaged a water main, and it was feared the water supply might have been contaminated. So the city rolled out water tankers and water points instead."

      Alan - 2012-04-16 14:12

      SA's water supply is under huga and serious threat. But hey - we mix our johhnie W Blue Label with Perrier .. so no problem exists.

      Jackie - 2012-04-16 14:28

      E coli probably! It happens regularly!

  • mduduzik - 2012-04-16 13:18

    The water tankers are not suffitient as they are only send during the day while majority of people are at work.There has been a very poor communication from Johannesburg water as well concerning information when or not to use the water that was running on taps. Since 12H30 on Sunday water was available on taps but communication was done at 17H30 for the water not to be used.

  • Mark - 2012-04-16 13:28

    Why am I not surprised - water is the next major problem. Take a look at any stream or river in SA - it is filthy. Typical of the rent seeking elite (mis)managing this country. They don't have a clue about managing and maintenance just using and abusing. Bunch of clowns - I have a good chuckle everytime Zuma opens his mouth - The man is funny.

  • Matthew - 2012-04-16 13:51

    All that sewage flows straight into Harties and has ruined the dam and value of properties that surround the dam. This government has failed ALL South Africans and Investors.

      Alan - 2012-04-16 14:17

      Never mind what contamination it is doing to the crops we eat. But National Health will sort that out. Oops - another fleecing of the Taxpayers on the horizon.

      zaatheist - 2012-04-16 14:45

      Yes. In my suburb the sewerage overflows directly in to the storm water drains and has done so for years. You can hear it and you can smell it as you walk down the road. I doubt if their is a river in South Africa which is not an open sewer. We are heading to drown in our own excrement.

      Alan - 2012-04-16 16:01

      Yeah - we live in sh*tstreet

      Marion - 2012-04-17 09:53

      A year or two ago I read that some of the farmers who get their water from below the Hartbeespoort Dam are having their produce rejected by some of the retail chains because of the high levels of E.Coli contamination. The Jukskei River, that feeds into the dam, is highly contaminated with E.Coli. At one time the ratio at Bruma Lake portion of the river (just a few kms from the source of the river in Ellis Park) was about 1000000/100ml whereas the accepted level is 1000/100ml.

  • Alan - 2012-04-16 14:34

    E-Toll , E-Coli ...... A sign of the times.

      lovelarryv - 2012-04-16 14:46


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  • Andries Mogomotsi Tumane - 2012-04-16 14:50

    boil water b4 u drink.

      Alan - 2012-04-16 14:57

      cant - we need to save electricity remember!

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