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UPDATE: North infrastructure upgrade on track – metro

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The Tshwane metro has made progress in resolving the multiple infrastructure breakdowns it faced earlier this year.

“Sewage blocks seem to have reduced,” said MMC for infrastructure and utility services Darryl Moss.

He attributed the reduction to the bulk sewer pipe replacement projects the metro had recently undertaken.

“This would be as a result of the sewer pipe replacement projects currently underway in Ga-Rankuwa and Soshanguve,” he said.

Moss said the pipe replacement projects were going well.

“The second phase of the Ga-Rankuwa project just kicked off.”

The city also seems to have made strides in addressing the number of faults and cable theft in the area.

“The city has managed to reduce the average time taken to restore power,” Moss said.

Turnaround times for repairs had reduced to 4,5 hours from 7 hours per outage.

Previously, DA constituency head for Akasia, Ga-Rankuwa, and Soshanguve south Janho Engelbrecht said ageing infrastructure and a lack of preventative maintenance were some of the problems ward councillors and residents in those areas faced.

“They are as a result of old infrastructure and a lack of preventative maintenance in the past.”

Residents still with unattended infrastructure problems were advised to report them on 012-358-9999, e-mail [email protected] or fax to 086-400-4542.

“And if the problem remained unresolved, inform your ward councillors.”

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