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Water supply to be restored at Diepsloot school

The Gauteng Education Department has attributed the problem to weak water pressure in the area.

FILE: The Gauteng Education Department has attributed the problem to weak water pressure in the area. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department has promised that water will be restored to a Johannesburg school that has been without supply for nine months.

The schools governing body says it has been forced to shut its doors due to poor sanitation.

Eyewitness News visited Diepsloot Secondary School Number three and found blocked toilets infested with maggots.

The department's Phumla Sekonyane has attributed the problem to weak water pressure in the area.

"We are talking to the municipality about increasing the pressure there. We have appointed contractors to go and fix the problem at the school. It is taking them longer than we would like and we are putting a bit of pressure on them."

Meanwhile, the department says the situation should be resolved by Monday.

The school has called for those responsible to be fired.