City urges Kraaifontein residents to reduce water consumption

Water and sanitation mayoral committee member Zahid Badroodien has urged Kraaifontein residents to use water sparingly.

Kraaifontein residents are being asked to reduce water consumption as City employees work to repair a burst pipe.

Mayoral committee member for water and sanitation Zahid Badroodien said there was a burst on the 250mm diameter water main supplying De Novo, Bloekombos, Wallacedene, Kraaifontein Industrial, Belmont Park and Eikendal.

Dr Badroodien said the Bloekoembos Reservoir is currently supplying water to the De Novo Reservoir as City employees work around the clock to repair the burst pipe.

Dr Badroodien asked consumers to delay non-essential water consumption, where possible, to manage strain on the network.

“The pipeline was shut down when a burst inside a sleeve underneath the railway line was detected. Trenching will be required to replace the damaged pipe section,” he said.

“Every effort is currently being made to maintain supply to these consumers and their assistance in this regard would be greatly appreciated. Lower demand will help maintain the level of reservoirs which have now been put under additional strain.”

He said if the water consumption is not decreased, “there may be a possibility that the high-lying areas will experience pressure drops or no water at all”.

EFF PR councillor Bulelani Mei said water was still flowing perfectly in Kraaifontein on Thursday December 23.