Council wastes 100mln of water – Klassenbosch and Sun Valley broken pipes.

One of our esteemed Councillors,  Carol Bew Ward 73, wrote to the Constantia Berg Bulletin this last week saying “it always amazes her why people revert to the media” to get things done.

This is a very good example of why.

1..                    Sunday 15 October 2017: Broken pipe on corner of Klaasenbosch and Brommersvlei – intersection flooded and water going through stormwater drains into Alphen Trail and continuing the washing away of the paved pathway. Water loss millions of liters.

  1. Tuesday 17 October 2017: Broken pipe on corner of Klaasenbosch and Brommersvlei (same one again) – intersection flooded and water going through stormwater drains into Alphen Trail and continuing the washing away of the paved pathway. Water loss not as dramatic as Sunday.
  2. Wednesday 25 October 2017: Broken pipe in Sun Valley Avenue – One residence flooded for 8 hours. Water loss less than from Klaasenbosch pipe, but still Millions of litres of potable municipal drinking water lost.
  3. Thursday 26 October 2017: Broken pipe in Klaasenbosch Road – water again going via stormwater drains and exiting at field drain in Alphen Trail and again continuing the washing away of the paved pathway. Again water loss Millions of liters.

It is estimated that 100mln litres of water was wasted.

To put that into perspective, it is around 20% of one days consumption for the whole of Cape Town.

There are 3200 properties in Constantia. At 20 kilolitres per property, that amounts to 64mln litres of water a month. 100mln litres is approximately 1 ½ months potable water supply for Constantia.

Another very good example of ageing infrastructure.

We encourage residents and ratepayers to continue going to the media at every opportunity to get things done and to get your Councillor to start working for the community that voted them in.

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