Unopened valves prolong ongoing water outages

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Ward 30 DA Councillor Rachel Soobiah assists residents to fill up their containers with water from the water tanker.
Ward 30 DA Councillor Rachel Soobiah assists residents to fill up their containers with water from the water tanker.
Shorne Benne

For Northern area residents battling ongoing water outages, this weekend’s heavy downpours was their only reliable water source, which they collected in bucketfuls.

Residents are furious over the ongoing water outages they have been facing daily since last week. One of the main reasons for the outages is burst pipes due to the ageing infrastructure.

However, ward councillors and residents said that despite repairs being completed over the weekend, the valves were not reopened, leading to unnecessarily prolonged outages.

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