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Warning of water disruptions in Pretoria West due to refurbishment of the network

Upgrades to the Philip Nel Park water supply network continue next week.

Work to refurbish the water supply network in Philip Nel Park on the corner of Transoranje and Quagga Roads will be carried out on Thursday, May 30.

The metro has cautioned that the works may lead to water disruptions for ratepayers in the area.

In a statement, it said the work to be carried out involved ensuring that a tie-in connection was done to the network.

Spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said the planned work would last for 10 hours from 08:00 until 18:00.

He said the following areas may experience a supply interruption:

– Kwaggasrand
– Philip Nel Park
– Pretoria Industrial
– Pretoria Industrial Township
– Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR
– Proclamation Hill Ext 1
– Skinner Court 254-JR
– Van Zylslaagte 755-JR
– West Park
– West Park Ext 4, 5, 6 and 7

“Meanwhile, Tshwane’s team of plumbers will carry out another upgrade and tie-in connection to the water supply network in Philip Nel Park on the corner of Watt Road and Lloyd Street,” he said.

Residents are reminded that this essential work is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 4 from 08:00 to 18:00 and on Wednesday, June 5 from 08:00 to 14:00.

According to Mashigo, the planned upgrade work will affect the same areas listed above.

He urged residents to continue making the following water-conservation measures part of their normal lifestyle:

– Do not water or irrigate gardens with hosepipes or sprinkler systems between 06:00 and 18:00.
– Do not wash vehicles with hosepipes.
– Do not fill swimming pools.
– Install a low-flow shower head and tap aerators where possible.
– Use a dual-flush toilet cistern.
– Plant indigenous or drought-resistant shrubs in the garden.
– Use a broom instead of a hosepipe when cleaning driveways or patios.
– Collect rainwater to reuse in the garden or wash the car.
– Cover the swimming pool to reduce water evaporation.
– Take a short shower rather than a bath.
– Close a running tap while brushing teeth or shaving.
– Regularly check toilets and taps for leaks.

Residents can report water leaks, burst pipes and all water wastage incidents to the following numbers:

– No water supply, burst pipes, leaking meters or blocked street sewers: 012 358 9999 or 080 1111 556

– Illegal water connections: 012 358 9060

– Non-payment: 012 345 8514

– Account enquiries: 012 358 9999

The metro urged residents to continue using grey water to water gardens and flush toilets and to install water-saving devices where possible.

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