Residents of Klipspruit West and Eldorado Park Extension 9 were without running water from 11:00 on 15 March for over 48 hours. Learners lost valuable school time and local businesses lost revenue due to a lack of care from Joburg Water.
There has been no maintenance on a leaking water pipe which supplies these areas, compounded by the constant power outages that residents and businesses have to endure. It took 24 hours for Joburg Water to dispatch a water tanker and a single Jojo tank to an area of Klipspruit West, which was insufficient to address the needs of this area.
Joburg Water cannot give a clear answer as to when a permanent solution to the problem will be provided, which violates the human rights of residents. The DA through the Ward 11 Branch will be supporting the community’s calls for vital upgrades to their water network, and urgent repairs to the Nancefield sewer pump station which is is in desperate need of maintenance and repair.
Residents deserve a caring City that puts their needs first and delivers quality services which respect their human rights.