Anastasi Mokgobu
2 minute read
7 Nov 2019
6:35 am

Hammanskraal residents say taps dry, few water tankers

Anastasi Mokgobu

The Temba reservoirs that supply water to Hammanskraal have been unstable since 2016 and have now reportedly had no water for more than a week.

Hammanskraal residents recently complained that the water supplied by the City of Tshwane had a strange colour, smelt bad and was contaminated with cholera.

Residents of Hammanskraal in the north of Gauteng get limited water from tankers and none at all on some days. The Temba reservoirs that supply water to Hammanskraal have been unstable since 2016 and have now reportedly had no water for more than a week. This was after the City of Tshwane announced the temporary shutdown of the Temba water treatment plant on October 24. “If the raw water quality has improved, the plant should resume operations within the next seven to 10 days,” the City of Tshwane said in a statement. “To ensure water provision to the residents, the...