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2018 sees Metro repairing more water leaks

By Afikile Lugunya - Apr 13, 2018
2018 sees Metro repairing more water leaks

During the first three months of 2018, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality repaired 5 938 water leaks.

"The City is committed to delivering quality basic services. It is for this reason the Administration has focused on maintaining and repairing aging infrastructure," it said.

Areas that have been largely impacted by water leaks in the Metro are mainly Uitenhage, Despatch, Newton Park, Sydenham, Motherwell and New Brighton.

"Our efforts to save water have been supported by both internal plumbing teams and appointed contractors. The vigilance of residents through increased reporting of leaks has resulted in this improvement in turnaround time. We thank the residents of our Metro in their efforts in this regard," the municipality said.

"Through our water saving campaigns, we continue to emphasize the need for communities to play their role in using water sparingly and reporting water leaks timeously."

All water leaks should be reported to 0800 205050.