It is over a month later and a water leak in Elarduspark, east of Pretoria, has many people confused about who is responsible for repairing it.
The city of Tshwane says it’s Telkom’s problem, while Telkom insists that it is the metro’s responsibility.
A resident, who wishes to stay anonymous, said they reported the leak to the city, on its public website on 20 October.
He said the team identified the one pipeline as Telkom’s, while the other was identified as a water pipe – which the team fixed.
When they were done, water was still flowing from the Telkom pipe though.
While the city team was working on the pipe, the resident phoned Telkom to report the problem to them. Telkom told him that since the pipe was located on the sidewalk, it was the city’s responsibility to report it to Telkom.
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The newly dug hole was left uncovered since the metro team would return with Telkom people to investigate the problem together.
“Their reaction was that if the water was coming out of a Telkom pipe, no one in the area would have had telephone service and they had not received any complaints of that nature,” the resident said.
He said the team dispatched by Telkom did not believe it was their pipe for that reason.
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A Telkom representative told Rekord the water in their “sleeve” was because of something else.
He said the water in the pipe was either groundwater seepage or accumulated rainwater.
According to Tshwane MMC for infrastructure and service delivery, Darryll Moss the leak had been repaired.
“It was a leaking valve inside the distribution chamber. It was repaired on 22 November,” he said.
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