Pipe leaks underneath cellphone-tower generator

Aletta van Loggerenberg and Dirk Coetzee are concerned about the cellphone tower. Photo: Alanicka Lotriet.

For the past three months, Nightingale Crescent residents and Krugersdorp Golf Club members have seen thousands of litres of water going to waste due to – what is believed to be – a leaking water pipe.

Not only was the wasted potable water starting to seep into the golf club grounds, causing swamp-like conditions, it also had the potential of damaging the foundation of the Vodacom cellphone tower as its generator is directly above the problematic pipe.

Aletta van Loggerenberg is concerned about the cellphone tower. Photo: Alanicka Lotriet.

According to Aletta van Loggerenberg, Ward 17 DA councillor, the cellphone tower is her main concern, and even though she has brought it to the attention of the Council, no real attempts have been made to repair the pipe. She has also mentioned the urgency of the old water pipes being replaced before the new budget was drafted.

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To Aletta’s knowledge, Mogale City Local Municipality has sent out workers on four different occasions to repair the pipe, but it lasted only temporarily.

“Before you know it, it starts leaking again. Despite countless calls being made to report the issue, absolutely nothing seems to be done to find a permanent solution,” she said.

Dirk Coetzee, one of the golf club’s maintenance workers said when that specific section of the pipe becomes temporarily blocked, it starts leaking somewhere else, which also causes a ‘swamp’ on another part of the club grounds.

Aletta hopes that something will be done before serious damage is caused.

Do you know of any other leaking pipe the municipality has failed to repair? Let us know by sending the details to Alanicka Lotriet via email at alanicka@caxton.co.za.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at krugersdorpnews@caxton.co.za or phone us on 011 955 1130.

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