Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor, Maggie Johnson, has apologised to the community for any inconvenience caused during the repairs effected on Northern Drive near Canehaven.
Cllr Johnson said she had to make several calls and send emails before the Water Department could resolve the issue.
“Initially, it was assumed that the damage was caused by the contractor working on the sidewalks on Northern Drive. But Mr Mthembu from Mthembu Plumbing stated it was a huge underground leak and had nothing to do with any damages caused,” she said.
The leak was finally repaired by Mthembu Contractors last Thursday, however, the huge heap of sand that has been dug up is causing visibility problems. Cllr Johnson has asked the Water Department to reinstate the road and remove the sand.
She acknowledged that she received complaints regarding a broken manhole near the leak and another one on Canehaven Drive. Another water leak on Northern Drive parallel to Earlpark was also reported.
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