The City of Tshwane provided an update regarding the Pretoria North water outages affecting supply interruption to several neighbourhoods.
Residents have been without water due to a damaged pipeline, first reported to the City on Sunday, 18 December.
Pretoria North water outages
According to the City of Tshwane, repairs had to be carried out on a 600mm transmission steel pipeline, which is the main water supply for the Pretoria North region.
Technicians were only able to source the needed pipe fittings from a supplier on Monday afternoon and were dispatched to the site on Tuesday.
The damaged section of the pipe was repaired and water was restored on Tuesday evening.
However, the City said, “It was later discovered that the pipeline was also damaged on other points which were not visible at the time of the initial repairs”.
The technicians returned to the site on Wednesday “but could not work on the pipeline as it was waterlogged”.
There is water outage today, again in Pretoria North group 11 since 8am. Ref# 6000750054.
Monday we had the same problem and Admin, u didn’t bother to report anything. Busang metsi please— DarleneM (@DMfopa) December 21, 2022
@CityTshwane there is a water outage in Pretoria North since yesterday. Any update please? Logged a call yesterday. Still no feedback as to what the issue is or when we can expect water— Nandi.M (@NandiM98138340) December 21, 2022
On Thursday, the City of Tshwane said: “Technicians are currently hard at work aiming to restore water supply to the affected areas later today”.
An estimated time of return had not been made available at the time of publishing, but residents will be notified “as soon as there are concrete developments”.
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The following areas have been affected:
- Pretoria North,
- Parts of Ninapark.
The City of Tshwane also repaired a 450mm steel pipe in the Reeds on Tuesday. Some residents experienced low water pressure as a result, but the situation has since been resolved.
Meanwhile, the City also provided guidelines on how to identify City of Tshwane contractors.
Residents are urged to be cautious, especially over the festive season when criminals might take advantage of water outages.
Contractors should be able to provide the following:
- Name and surname,
- Identity number with photo,
- Date of tender and period of contract,
- Name of company,
- Company contact number.
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