Prolonged Tongaat water repairs infuriate residents

Residents of Tongaat are enraged by the prolonged water repairs.

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The South Reservoir and South Elevated Tower in Tongaat have both suspended operations.

On Tuesday, a team arrived to fix leaks in the bulk pumping main.

A TLB that arrived late put off the work of fixing the leak, which was n’t fixed until last night. Repairs were supposed to be finished on Monday.

According to eThekwini, a new leak has since surfaced and is being fixed.

It’s a never-ending cycle for Sandra Govender of Chelmsford Heights.

Residents of Durban were forewarned of an 18-hour water outage.

” There’s a bust pipe, and if you find one at 8:00 in the morning, guys on sight wo n’t be fixing it until 00:00 at night,” is the only feedback we receive.

” Once they fix it, it continues until the following day when another burst pipe occurs, at which point the reservoir must now be fully filled.” Therefore, whenever a pipe bursts, we are always without water for the following four days. Every single week, it takes place. “”

Even the availability of water tankers, according to Ricardo Andrew of the Buffelsdale Community Forum, is erratic.

Even when they do send water tankers, they arrive so late that there is either no water available or they must now service a larger area because they did not wait long enough. “”

The saddest thing about the Tongaat area is that there are rates and tariffs that we must pay, as well as terrible maintenance and infrastructure. “”

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