Water interruptions in Krugersdorp continues although the Mogale City Local Municipality had water restored to some areas
before 10 pm last night, residents once again woke up without water this morning.
This comes after a pipe bust providing reservoirs in the area with water and the municipality had to suspend their mainline water supply due to the bust to start with repairs and incurred us their technicians and engineers is on site.
Water interruptions are currently experienced in Krugersdorp West, Krugersdorp North, Burgershoop. Appel Park, Munsieville, Quellerie Park and Dan Pienaarville,
The Municipality Watchdog also received numerous complains that areas such as Rant en Dal and the Krugesdorp Central Business district are now also without water
This is not the first time that residents have to struggle with their water supply. Residents are unhappy with the Mogale City Local Municipality in the way how this matter was handed and that there was no information forth coming from the municipality on this situation, why did the municipality not informed resident via SMS or email and keep them updated on the progress made to resolve this matter.
Water interruptions reflect poor service delivery, residents in the affected areas are furious and the emotions are running high.
The Municipality Watchdog is merely the voice of the people negatively affected by the non-supply and at this stage, actually in total darkness as to when the crises would be solved. Residents even today approached Municipality Watchdog with a request to organize the withholding of payments to the municipality, an approach not yet supported by us, but seen as a method to send a clear cut message to the administration and Council that their loyalty (and finances) must not be taken for granted.
This is total ignorance from the Mogale City Local Municipality, this can only be interpreted as a total disrespect for the plight of residents who do not have water to flush their toilets, prepare food etc. Having the added advantage of being a mother, you will understand that small children and even baby’s suffer the most in such instances and it is the woman who are most upset by non-supply, given their added responsibilities to manage the food and children above their work related duties.
Basic Water is a necessity and everybody’s human right as set out in Section 27 in the constitution of the Republic of South Afica: the rights to food, water, health care and social assistance, which the state must progressively realise within the limits of its resources. What happened to the (Batho Pele – caring, empathy, respect, recognition, value, reward, compassion and consultation) principals, that was adopted by Local and Provincial Government.
For More Information don’t hesitate to contact:
Andrè Pieterse – Founder Municipality Watchdog