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#WaterUpdate Most repairs complete – Sol

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Repair work in most of the areas of the Sol Plaatje water supply system was complete at about 7pm on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

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REPAIR work in most of the areas of the Sol Plaatje water supply system was complete at about 7pm on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Sol Plaatje Municipality spokesperson, Sello Matsie said the repair work of leaks on the 965mm pipeline were complete.

“The two leaks on the R31 behind Soul City are completed.

“The two leaks behind gogga pump station are completed.

“The repair of three leaks on 965mm behind 3SAI military base are completed,” he said.

Matsie said the repair work in some of the air valves had also been completed.

He added that the work on the bypass pipes and air valve on the 965mm behind Gariep MediClinic has been completed.

“At Gogga Pump, the repair of scour valve and replacement of the air valve on 965mm has been completed.

“The Sunset Manor repair work on the scour valve on 965mm pipe is complete.

“The work on the scour valve on the 965mm near Riverton has been completed,” Matsie said.

He added that the replacement of the air valve on the 600mm pipe near Kumba Skate Park is complete.

“Also, the repair of three leaks on the 600mm pipe line near Roodepan has been completed,” Matsie said.

He said work at the Roodepan turn-off is currently being attended to.

“The work at the Roodepan turn-off interlink between the two 600mm pipes is currently underway. This is the only repair work outstanding,” he said.

Matsie said the next process of the outstanding work will involve the monitoring of the system in order to return the supply of water

“The next process will be to start up the pumps at Riverton Purification Plant to fill the bulk supply lines and the reticulation network of the entire city. This will take some time though. The teams will also monitor areas where replacement and repair work took place to check for any possible challenges. Once the system is full to capacity, we will slowly open up valves to start supplying water to all areas,” Matsie said.