Joburg Water says gushing burst pipe under control


Johannesburg, 21 November 2015 - A burst pipe on the busy Jan Smuts Avenue near Rosebank has now been gushing water for the past 16 hours.

JOHANNESBURG - Thousands of litres of water were literally going down the drain in a Johannesburg street.

A burst pipe on the busy Jan Smuts Avenue near Rosebank had been gushing water since late Friday evening.

This comes as South Africans are being warned to use water sparingly.

However, Johannesburg Water said it&39;s dealing with the burst pipe and the situation has been contained.

Residents took to social media to voice their concerns.





Spokesperson Hilgard Matthews said, "Our team had been dispatched to see where the water had been leaking from. It was only around midnight last night that they discovered that the leak was not on the side of the road but was actually underneath the road. Now, for them to be able to do that, you need to excavate a little bit of earth first  and then our team basically had to do a temporary repair until a welder could come on site.

"Now, for the welder to do his job, we need to drain that piece of pipe first and that is what had happened when motorists and other residents in the area this morning saw that the fire hydrant was gushing water and it seemed that nobody was attending to it."

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