Second pipe burst in two weeks in Mangaung

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The Mangaung Metro Municipality says the southern region of Bloemfontein, including Pellisier, Phelindaba, Freedom Square and surrounding townships, as well as Dewetsdorp, will be affected by an emergency pipeline shutdown.

Bloemwater experienced a pipe burst on the pipeline to Bloemfontein that has resulted in an emergency shutdown of the line. The 1200 mm pre-stressed concrete pipeline burst on the morning of 26 July 2017 at Lieukop junction, the road leading to Dewetsdorp.

Mangaung spokesperson, Qondile Khedama, says that they are working on repairing the damage. “Bloemwater is doing its best to address these repairs with minimal interruptions and as speedily as possible. All residents in Bloemfontein are hereby requested to use water sparingly to avoid interruptions in the supply,” he said.

He added that water tankers will be provided and residents will be regularly updated on the progress regarding the shutdown.

This is the second pipeline shutdown in two weeks. On Monday 17 July 2017 Bloemwater experienced a pipe burst on the Bloemfontein mainline that resulted in an emergency shutdown of the line.

Seithati Semenokane / Courant News