DLC leader, Patrick Pillay, DLC candidate, Rogers Naidoo, and activists are seen with irate residents at the major water leak in Fairgreen Crescent in Greenbury.
Residents, pedestrians and motorists had to endure years of discomfort and inconvenience due to a major water leak, which was ongoing for over two years without it being sorted out after Metro Water installed new water meters, which are not yet functional.
This is according to leader of the Democratic Liberal Congress, Cllr Patrick Pillay, who said that since making Rogers Naidoo the ward 48 candidate, they have addressed many civic and social issues.
Noting the water leak in Fairgreen Crescent, the DLC team held a meeting with the residents from within the surrounding area and heard first-hand how they have been neglected and overlooked in terms of service delivery.
“It is unacceptable for our community to be living in such appalling conditions. Metro Water has a service level standard to uphold and this water leak was causing inconvenience,” said Cllr Pillay.
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The DLC made very strong representations to the municipality and this week, the community of Fairgreen Crescent and surrounding suburbs, welcomed the swift repairs to the multiple water leaks.
“I am happy that after the DLC made strong representations to the municipality, residents in the Rinkgreen area, can live with hope that there are councillors, who are willing to champion their cause,” he said.
A resident in the area said that she is very excited that the DLC have come to their rescue.
“After living in these unhygienic conditions for many years, the major leaks are finally repaired. We have had many health issues, such as mosquitoes and the inconvenience of walking on a filthy road was unbearable. Our children and families could no longer contain these health hazards. We want to thank the DLC for caring and assisting our community in ward 48,” he said.