Johannesburg Water spokesperson Isaac Dhludhlu says a burst water pipe which resulted in water interruption in Alexandra township and surrounding areas should be fully repaired on Wednesday afternoon or later this evening.
“Once the system has been flushed we will then open the water to seal the reservoirs first because the reservoirs are all empty now. We should then be able to open the water to all areas affected”
On Monday a main steel pipe burst about 35 meters underground at Linbro park landfill near the N3 North Highway along the London Road exit.
Affected areas include Alexandra, Far Eastbank, Tsutsumani, Stjwetla, Marlboro, Bramley and other areas.
Johannesburg Water has since dispatched water tanks to various sections in and around Alexandra to provide water to region E residents.
Speaking to Alex FM News this morning on site the MMC for Infrastructure Development in the City of Johannesburg Nico De Jager says this is the largest repair work the city has ever had to carry out in a while.
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