While the Tshwane metro had acknowledged that it was aware of the constant water leaks in the region specifically in Pretoria North, The water and sanitation department is currently replacing the asbestos pipes with UPVC pipes as part of its pipe replacement programme that started earlier this year in the east. Metro’s spokesperson Selby Bokaba explained that water leaks are caused by the ageing infrastructure, mainly the asbestos-cement pipe that supplies the area.

The ageing infrastructure and constant pipe bursts have been a yearly concern for residents and business owners alike as they lose hundreds of rands during water outages, often without prior notice.

He noted that every premises that requires, for the purpose of the work or activity undertaken on the premises, a continuous supply of water must have a water storage tank.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *