R1,6bn plug for Durban

THE eThekwini municipality has said it will spend R1,6billion over three years to replace old, leaking water pipes that cost the city of Durban 90000 kilolitres daily.

THE eThekwini municipality has said it will spend R1,6billion over three years to replace old, leaking water pipes that cost the city of Durban 90000 kilolitres daily.

eThekwini water head Neil Macleod yesterday said: "With water demand rising, and leaks escalating due to the old crumbling pipe infrastructure, we realised 18 months ago quick action was essential to prevent demand exceeding supply." - Sapa

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