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Water leak still not fixed after a year-and-a-half

After a year-and-a-half of spilling precious, clean drinking water, a leak next to a municipal asset in Fochville has still not been repaired.

After a year-and-a-half of spilling precious, clean drinking water, a leak next to a municipal asset in Fochville has still not been repaired.
The leak, which springs from the parking lot in front of the municipal swimming pool in Malva Street, was first brought to the newspaper’s attention by a councillor from the town, Ms Annett Venter about three months ago.
“Other residents and I have reported it to the municipality several times but nothing has been done,” Venter lamented.
Although the municipality did dig up a part of the parking space around the leak this week to get to the cause, large volumes of water were still streaming down the  street. In the meantime, a former employee of the municipality has come forward with evidence that this particular leak had already been reported within the municipality in January 2015. In photographs dated 31 January 2015, water can clearly be seen streaming from the parking lot down the road.As far as could be determined, the
municipality said, at the time, that the leak originated from under the baby pool next to the municipal swimming pool. Despite this, there was no surface evidence of any leak between the baby pool and the leak in the parking lot when Venter and the Herald recently visited the facility.
As in the past, the Herald asked the Merafong City Local Municipality, on Tuesday, why the leak had still not been sorted out.
“The issue was brought to the attention of the municipality. It was found that a  galvanised pipe under the baby pool of the Fochville municipal swimming pool had burst and was causing the leak in Malva Street. The facilities and the pipes around the
pools were checked and closed in order to assess the infrastructure thoroughly,”
a municipal spokesperson said.

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