Fire Hydrants in the City of Johannesburg not functioning

Fire Hydrant
Fire Hydrant, you can clearly see a hole in it. These hydrants are situated near the Roodepoort Collage, Shopping Centre. Picture: Adrian Maytom

Andre Pieterse, Municipality Watchdog founder, issued the following statement: we would like to Request the COJ (City of Johannesburg) to ensure fire hydrants are clearly mark and are easy accessible for emergency  vehicles. Inspections must also be carried out on these hydrants to ensure they are in a good working condition; water pressure should also be tested on a regular basis. The Municipality Watchdog is calling for a full investigation into the state of fire hydrants in and around the COJ, the Municipality Watchdog also wants to know who is responsible for the testing and maintenance of these hydrants, as it raises a serious concern as this is a very serious issue.  Please report people vandalizing

Is this Fire Hydrant still functioning? Picture: Adrian Maytom
Is this Fire Hydrant still functioning? Picture: Adrian Maytom

and steeling the steel caps protecting these fire hydrants. This is a criminal offence, and you can be punished for it. Reports can be made to the COJ Emergency Connect Call Centre on 011 375 5911 or via the COJ Connect Call Center on 011 375 5555 / 0860 562 874. We would also ask the residents of Johannesburg to  keep fire hydrants accessible and clear for emergency personal, and encourage residents with fire hydrants in front of their properties to report any problems to the municipality.

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Complains can be submitted to the Municipality Watchdog via

info@municipality-watchdog.co.zaor you can contact André Pieterse on 082 640 1051 or Adrian Maytom on 082 632 7760

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