Around 11am today photos of what seem to be a major leak on the Supply-line from Riverton Pumping Station to Kimberley surfaced on Social Media. At this time no feedback or any statement is forthcoming from Sol Plaatje Municipality. Presumably such a leak would be extremely difficult to repair without shutting down the high pressure pipeline. Depending on the location of such a leak the pumping capacity at Riverton should be enough to minimize any affect the leak may have on the water flow to Kimberley. What could have a major impact on Kimberley’s water reserves is if the pipeline needs to be shut-down to repair the leak, especially if any complications extends the repair time. Unofficial reports is that Sol Plaatje Waterworks are currently attending to the leak, but with no official communication from Sol Plaatje Municipality all this is just speculation, and the Riverton Fountain might to be related to Riverton Waterworks or the water supply lines to Kimberley.
The lack of communication from the municipality is only fuelling the frustration over the current water crisis, and one of the only outlets are social media platforms.
Clive Paterson: No official comment from Sol Plaatje Municipality. They treat us like we don’t exist and we accept this treatment and even apologise for this institution’s many many shortcomings. We just lie down and play dead. We deserve to be without water. Now I can be blocked from this page.
Kenny Scholtz: Not a drop of water AGAIN in Milner Street. Thanks sol. Almost a week now. Yet other people I talk to living in other arears are not effected, some even having water the whole weekend. Why I want to know
Shell Curtis Goliath: No water in Memorial Road for 7 days I hope I’m getting a discount on my monthly account too