Mangaung water woes continue

2011-09-21 21:46

Bloemfontein - Houses and businesses in Bloemfontein were still battling with water supply problems on Wednesday.

Mangaung metro spokesperson Qondile Khedama said the situation would continue for an unknown period.

He also announced a "serious valve operation" that would affect the delivery of water to high-lying areas in Bloemfontein from Wednesday.

"The community is warned that starting from today [Wednesday] at 22:30 to 04:30 there will be a reduction in water flow in all Mangaung areas."

This would continue for the next four days.

Khedama said when water flow weakened, high-lying areas were usually affected the most.

"This measure was put in place to speed up the complete restoration of water supply within the city."

Thousands of residents of the newly formed Mangaung metro had been plagued by inconsistent water supply over the past month. Khedama said the municipality, the department of water affairs and bulk water supplier Bloem Water, were meeting daily to discuss the city’s water problem.

He said water restrictions in Mangaung would remain.

No one in Mangaung was allowed to water their gardens, fill swimming pools or use sprinkler systems until the situation had returned to normal.

Khedama could not confirm reports that the department of water affairs' Blue Scorpions unit was investigating the city’s Maselspoort water supply plant.

  • AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-21 23:22

    EISH! How to screw up ANYTHING that was in WORKING CONDITION a COUPLE OF YEARS AGO!!!! Let the ANC CADRE'S take over.... and they will SCREW IT UP.....ROYALLY!! Phone the Mhlungu that USED TO LOOK AFTER IT... let him come in and TEACH YOU WHAT TO DO... that way you will KNOW HOW TO FIX IT!!! Or just carry out MAINTENANCE with a REPUTABLE COMPANY.... and you won't have problems!!!!!!!!! OK MAAR LEKKER STUPIT .... Ne' !!!!

  • Sisie - 2011-09-22 07:07

    The ANC Constitution should be called "The Dummies Guide on how to Screw up a country in less than 20 years". I really must congratulate the ANC - you have proved beyond a reasonable doubt that you are better than ALL your brothers up north. You have certainly screwed up this country good, in less years than they took - so you get the noddy badge for being better.

  • Honestly - 2011-09-22 07:40

    Where is this place? With a name like that, what else can one expect

      russki_za - 2011-09-22 07:53

      Maselspoort is roughly 20-30km outside Bloemfontein, on the banks of the "Modder rivier". It is also used as a holiday resort.

  • BigMoose - 2011-09-22 08:05

    The fontein in Bloem is broken.

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