Damaged pipe leaves Komani areas without water

Several residential areas in Komani have been left without water after a pipe was damaged in Bells Road earlier today.

Chris Hani District Municipality spokeswoman Thobeka Mqamelo said the pipe was damaged by Vodacom during work in the area.

The water supply at The Mall, Sandringham, Komani Park, New Rest, Southbourne and in Komani Street had been affected.

Mqamelo said it was hoped that the problem would be resolved tonight or tomorrow morning as the municipality was struggling to obtain the required pipe in Komani. A supplier in East London had been approached to provide the ‘bend’ pipe which was rarely used in town, she said.

“We are currently attempting to minimize the effects of the burst by activating a supply from Fincham’s Neck reservoir.”

Updates would be supplied by CHDM, she said.

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