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Emfuleni Municipality hopes to have safe drinking water today

VAAL TRIANGLE - The Emfuleni Local Municipality says water in sewage affected areas will hopefully be restored today and be safe to drink. This follows a warning issued by the municipality to residents in certain areas not to consume tap water after reported sewage contamination. SABC News reports Emfuleni Local Municipality’s Chief Director Madoda Besani says technicians are busy investigating while the water supply will remain shut to all affected areas. Earlier, ELM said consumers in Beverley Hills, Sonderwater, Graceland, Palm Springs, Lakeside, Zone 3, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Small Farms, Evaton, Evaton North and West were affected. According to the report, Besani said some of the municipality’s infrastructure is very old and sometimes the conditions become poor and it breaks and gets dilapidated. He said then, because of this, sewerage is found leaking in various parts and ponds around the water network, and if it is broken and collapsing, the sewer finds its way inside the network. Besani added that the problem has been fairly contained because of teams sent on the ground and water tankers are supplying water. He said hopefully today they will announce that water can be consumed.

PHOTO: (News24)

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