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Work is progressing on the water pipeline without any hiccups according to Sol Plaatje municipality spokesperson Thoko Riet.

Work is on schedule for repair work to fix major water leaks, according to Sol Plaatje municipality. Pictures supplied

WORK is progressing on the water pipeline without any hiccups according to Sol Plaatje municipality spokesperson Thoko Riet.

She said all work was on track where the pipeline at Gogga pump station was being cleaned and prepared for the repair work.

“There are no challenges or delays that are expected at this site.”

She added that work had commenced at the Kimberley mental hospital where the site was being prepared for excavation and repair work for the pipeline to start.

“There are no challenges or delays that are expected at this site.”

Riet stated that the existing valve to the 965 millimetre bulk pipeline had to be removed.

“A new distance piece needs to be manufactured for the installation. We are currently busy on site. All work is on schedule at the 600 millimetre Roodepan take off and 120 millimetres of the 350 millimetre old steel pipe is being removed in Meyer Street near Newton.

“The bedding is being prepared for the placement of the new pipes. We don’t foresee any delays, other than the replacement of pipes. This has no impact on reinstatement of water supply.”

She reported that two clarifiers had been completed at Riverton while work would continue on the third and fourth clarifier.

“Work is expected to be completed this evening.”

Riet said water was being supplied throughout the city.

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