What’s in the water? This is the question that some residents have been asking after water from taps at homes and businesses is discoloured.
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A Drakensview resident who did not want to be named described the water as being ‘murky and yellow’.
“Other people have noticed this as well and I am concerned that it may be a health risk if we drink the water,” the resident commented.
Uthukela District Municipality Communications Manager Jabulani Mkhonza responded by explaining that about two weeks ago there were two burst pipes supplying water to the Drakensview area, causing the reservoir to become almost empty.
“When these pipes were fixed and water pumped up, it was contaminated with soil particles that changed the colour of water. It normally happens that when there is a burst pipe, soil particles will find a way into the water channel. As we speak, water quality has become clearer. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused,” added Mr Mkhonza.
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