Media Alert: Reports of Possible Water Contamination in Mangaung
Mangaung Metro has immediately undertaken vigorous water tests after an outcry of possible water contamination since last week. We have since communicated with our laboratory to conduct tests on our drinking water and the results did not show any contamination. However, we still received complaints of brown water which could be caused by either fixing or replacement of a burst pipe.
We can confirm though, that both our water and sewer network have been under severe pressure recently, and this is a matter that is getting the attention of the city. Engineering Services has since taken an approach that in a case of a burst pipe; we replace the entire pipe with the view of bringing a lasting solution to our underground pipe network.
We have since issued out a notice that in those areas that suspect there is water contamination, residents are encouraged to boil their water before drinking whilst as the city we are paying attention to this problem.
We will continue updating residents and businesses on the status of drinking water in the city.
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