Bad Workmanship: Workmanship and turnaround time for water leaks in the Brentwood Park area are not up to scratch, according to Ward 23 councillor, André du Plessis. On October 5, du Plessis showed the City Times two holes in front of Laerskool Brentwoodpark’s entrance, on the corner of High and Vryburg roads, which, he said, had been open for three weeks on the day. “This 400mm pipe is the main water supply into Brentwood Park,” he explained while standing at one of the holes. “They repaired the leak with a clamp about three weeks ago, but left the hole open.” At the other excavation, he said: “The pipe in this hole is new, but was never connected and the work never continued.”“What if a school child falls in here and is injured?” du Plessis asked. “This kind of workmanship is unacceptable.”
A few hundred metres further, in a field between Umtata and Great North roads, du Plessis showed an access point to a large water pipe and the valve attached to it. “I agree with the water restrictions, because we are in a crisis, but if the metro does not do its part by having a quick turnaround time for repairing leaks, it becomes unfair toward the community,” he said. “We can appreciate if there is work in progress at a specific spot, but the metro must communicate this to the councillors and the community.