Mayco member and councilor Nico de Jager says water should be restored to affected areas like Sandton, Woodmead, Bryanston and surrounds by 1pm on Thursday.
De Jager said repair work hasn't stopped and maintenance workers have not slept to get the mainline back on track.
We are dealing with ageing infrastructure so we are treating this pipe as a little baby. We cannot afford another massive burst and we're holding thumbs.— Nico de Jager, Mayco member
We are only partially opening reservoirs to alleviate the pressure and this is a slow process.— Nico de Jager, Mayco member
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