Make use of water tanks - Tshwane

2012-06-27 21:04

Pretoria - The Tshwane metro municipality told residents to fetch water from tanks installed at different parts in the city, an official said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Dikeledi Phiri said: "People must please bring their own containers if they want to fill up water bottles.”

Residents in Sinoville, Annlin, Dorandia, Pretoria North, Wonderboom and areas along the R101 up to Rooiwal were without water on Wednesday morning due to a damaged water pipe.

“The tanks will remain until the water provision to the (affected) areas has been restored,” said Phiri.

She said full water supply was expected to be restored later on Wednesday evening - a shift from the afternoon deadline given earlier by the municipality.

“The city’s water and sanitation division indicated that they will release water into the system at a very slow rate to prevent damage due to pressure in the system,” said Phiri.

The interruption was caused on Tuesday by workers who accidentally dislodged a 600mm pipe in the Annlin suburb.

This resulted in a substantial amount of water escaping from the reservoir and flooding an estimated 30 homes.

  • ianon.ym - 2012-06-27 21:40

    Now that's what I call delivery - HeHe

  • struan.g.lloyd - 2012-06-27 21:47

    30 houses flooded! Oops

  • Gerda Malherbe - 2012-06-27 21:53

    Incompetent fools. Who will pay for the damage?

      malebo.koturammopo - 2012-06-27 22:58

      Certainly not Tshwane Metro. You and I will pay- through our Insurance premiums. What do you think?

      Tommo - 2012-06-28 00:37

      You will!

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-06-27 22:21

    BEE's no doubt!

  • colin.dovey - 2012-06-27 22:54

    Accidentally "dislodged" a happens too often......

  • Tommo - 2012-06-28 00:40

    Next, pit toilets on every street corner. And generators in every home. WTF!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-28 01:47

    They can't even work on water pipes without f*cking them up...BUT when it comes to changing street names...BOY are they on point !! Get your priorities right you bunch of incompetent pricks!!

      Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-06-28 04:52

      I am inclined towards the same feelings, but the culprits are sub-contractors and not the metro themselves.

      Mike - 2012-06-28 08:04

      @Tiaan, sorry mate but the Metro is responsible for the sub-contractor adjudication and appointment. If they appoint useless contractors then they ARE responsible for causing the issue.

      Armand - 2012-06-28 08:22

      @ Tiaan. Exactly the subcontractors are BEE and AA companies!!

      julie.vanniekerk.3 - 2012-06-28 14:07

      Goed gesê!

  • Saamprater - 2012-06-28 07:06

    Any and I repeat, ANY sidewalk work must be done only, and only after the city's water and electricity cabling etc. maps have been studied. That is to prevent a situation just like this. But then again, that only applied to the bad old days. How often are we effected by traffic lights that don't work because of this exact same basic instruction that the BEE contractors do not care about? Maybe because the million rand a month city manager do not care

      Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-06-28 07:32

      Exactly. This happened up high on a hill (smallish mountain) apparently drilling for raft foundations below already existing reservoir. Surely they surveyed the site before?

  • erich.goosen - 2012-06-28 10:33

    I think we must prepare ourselves for disasters such as this. I am planning to install a 5000 litre water tank. The incompetence of the Tshwane Metro Council is going to grow and service (?) delivery will deteriorate.

  • des.cider - 2012-06-28 21:49

    I am dropping my rates cheque this month into a water- filled post box on Lyttleton Avenue. I am so pleased to learn that you are dealing with the corpses in the municipality

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