Brentwood Residents Taps Run Dry
Brentwood Residents Taps Run Dry: The residents in Brentwood Park had sporadic water pressure for at least five days last week. Members of the public said on Facebook that their taps have been dry during the day, since Thursday the first of September. Roy Hayward, who lives in Village Walk Retirement Estate, said the water pressure returns every night at 10pm, but is gone again the following morning. “Older residents here suffer; most of them go to bed before 10pm, when the water returns.” On September 2, several Benoni areas were reportedly left with low water pressure, as work was being conducted on pumps feeding into the water tower off Farrar Street, Northmead. An outlet in Farrar Street was spewing out water on the day.
According to Ekurhuleni Metro engineers that were on site, this was overflow from the tower, as the pumps were continually filling it. “The pumps communicate with the tower and automatically switch off, but something went wrong and they kept on pumping,” Themba Gadebe, metro spokesperson, said. Clr Jacques Meiring (Ward 27) said the problem lay with the East Rand Water Care Company (Erwat), not the metro, so “our hands are, unfortunately, chopped off in terms of when we can have the problem fixed”. Gadebe said: “Technicians are looking into the reported water interruption. Meiring added that he wants residents to call or email him personally, regarding any leaks or wet spots in their area. He can be reached on 079 294 7902, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.