EKURHULENI DISPATCHES WATER TANKERS TO TSAKANE
The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has dispatched five water tankers to Tsakane after the area regressed from total water restoration to no water in parts of the area.
This is largely due to a high demand for water.
The municipality reiterates its call that residents should continue to use water sparingly by refraining from all forms of irrigation, washing of vehicles using hose pipes and filling up of swimming pools.
“The water situation in Ekurhuleni has stabilized. Yesterday parts of Tsakane and Etwatwa regressed due to a spike in water usage. Etwatwa has since improved from no water to low pressure today. The levels in the reservoirs supplying the two areas are rising gradually, at a satisfactory rate,” explains Ekurhuleni Spokesperson Themba Gadebe.
Meanwhile, all other areas that were affected in the past couple of weeks have been fully restored.
They include Bedfordview, Etwatwa, Benoni, Brakpan, Kempton Park, parts of Tembisa, Germiston and Daveyton.
“We will continue to monitor the situation until the last house has water fully restored,” Gadebe said.
For more information media may contact Themba Gadebe on 011 999 1522/ 076 303 7594 or Themba.Gadebe@ekurhuleni.gov.za.
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Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
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Address: 47 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, 2007
Tel: 011 999 0111/0103/0169/1522
Fax: 086 211 6487
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