The Metsimaholo municipality has embarked on a serious campaign called the 'War on water leakages' in all of its 21 wards in Sasolburg, Zamdela, Deneyville, Refengkgotso, Oranjeville and Metsimaholo Township.
The acting Executive Mayor, Cllr Nomsa Khubeka, who is also the Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Technical and Infrastructural Services indicated that she has already started with public meetings in the different wards in order to inform the residents about the 'War on water leakages'.
Cllr Khubeka is urging all the residents who are experiencing leakages of taps, in their bathrooms, water meters and any water leakages to contact the municipality or ward councillor and ward committee members.
She said that although the water loss of 13,38 percent is below the acceptable norm of between 15 percent and 30 percent, the municipality is still not happy with the water losses that they are experiencing in the area.
Cllr Khubeka said that the municipality is working hard in order to ensure that the water loss is below 10 percent as they are losing more than R32 million rand per year as a result of the water losses.
She added that the money they lose due to the water losses, can be used for other service delivery issues in order to better the lives of people.
Cllr Khubeka has humbly urged all residents to use water sparingly in order to avoid a situation of water shortage.
She indicates that the municipality has received a grant amounting to R5 million from the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation in order to fix all water leakages in the municipal area.
Cllr Khubeka further indicated that the Department and Water Affairs and Sanitation will provide the municipality with plumbers in order to assist with the fixing of all water leakages and they will be deployed to all different wards in the area.
Cllr Khubeka is appealing to all residents to ensure that these plumbers gain access to the yards and houses to ensure that the leakages are fixed.