Do not drink water in Diepsloot
Tests are being done to check if the water is contaminated
A third water test has been done in Diepsloot to determine if the water there was contaminated, the City of Johannesburg said on Monday.
Spokeswoman Millicent Kabwe advised all residents not to use tap water or any other water in the Diepsloot area until the results of the third test were available.
“Since Friday we did two water tests, of which the results were negative.”
The water in Diepsloot was flushed out on Sunday afternoon before the third water test was done.
Kabwe said samples were taken and it took about 18 hours for the test to produce results.
More water tankers would be sent to the area on Monday to ensure there was enough water for residents.
- The DA says the tap water may have been contaminated by sewerage due to a maintenance accident.
"Contractors working on a sewerage line out of Diepsloot damaged a water main, creating a strong risk that the water supply would become contaminated," the party's Marti Wenger, MP, said in a statement.
Wenger said the city's contingency plans
to provide 12 mobile tankers to roam the streets was inadequate. A media team on
Sunday could only track down one of these tankers on the 40km round trip from
Diepsloot to a filling point in Lanseria.
In a statement at the weekend, the city said residents could make use of mobile water tankers or two water tankers in extension 2 and 7, situated next to the clinics.