Joburg residents cautioned against misuse of fire hydrants, public taps

Joburg Water says Sandton will have a stable flow of water later on Thursday afternoon.

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JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Water has cautioned against the misuse of public taps and hydrants as the utility works to fix a burst pipe that’s left residents without water for much of this week.

The utility says Sandton will have a stable flow of water later on Thursday afternoon.

MMC for environmental and infrastructure services Nico De Jager says reservoirs are still filling up.

“We can only assume this is as a result of residents going to the fire hydrants to look for water and when there's no water they left the hydrants open. So, we have a massive wastage of water as a result at the moment. And I’m going to ask the team to immediately attend to those fire hydrants.”