Joburg Water opens all reservoirs after Jozi's biggest-ever pipe burst

On Monday Johannesburg Water issued a statement that certain parts of the northern suburbs will be without water because of a burst pipe of 600mm.

Nico de Jager, Member of Mayoral Committee: Environment and Infrastructure Services in Johannesburg, spoke to Ray White, stand-in host of The Midday Report about when the water services will be restored.

De Jager says they have opened all the affected reservoirs on Thursday.

He explains that because it is slow, they have only opened them at 10%, as opening them up any faster will cause air to enter the pipes which will lead to massive damage to the systems.

We are now in the process of further increasing capacity.

Nico de Jager, Member of Mayoral Committee: Environment and Infrastructure Services in Johannesburg

Please be patient urges de Jager. He says the burst is the biggest Joburg Water has ever experienced.

We are going to refocus our attention on refurbishing all our infrastructure.

Nico de Jager, Member of Mayoral Committee: Environment and Infrastructure Services in Johannesburg

For more on the water restoration in Johannesburg, take a listen to the clip below:


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