UPDATE: Delay in restoring water supply after pipe burst

A resident's pool after the pipe burst at Sound Experience on Thursday morning.

According to The City of Ekurhuleni water to certain areas in Kempton Park will only be restored by 5pm on Friday.

Themba Gadebe, metro spokesperson, said the affected areas are Allen Grove,Glen Erasmia, Glen Marais and part of Aston Manor.

Two roving water tankers will supply water to affected customers.

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Another water pipe burst occurred on Monument Road at 1am on Friday morning, which will leave residents without water until around 2pm on Friday.

This burst follows 24 hours after the one at Sound Experience, which occurred at 1am on Thursday morning.

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Ward councillor Jaco Terblanche said suburbs affected are Aston Manor, Glen Marais, Nimrod Park and surrounding areas. A water tanker will be available at Glen Acres Spar.

Terblanche blamed the latest incident on poor workmanship and believes a pressure regulating valve could have been damaged during previous pipe repairs.

“At 1am water pressure in the pipes is at its highest, which will cause the pipe to burst at the weakest spot,” he said.

The water woes in the area started after a pipeline was replaced at Concourse Crescent earlier the week. Shortly thereafter the burst at Sound Experience resulted in a sinkhole being created in front of the business.

Today’s burst is further down Monument Road at number 149.

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