Millions of litres of precious water went to waste since Wednesday following a massive pipe burst on the main supply line from the Albasini dam along the Louis Trichardt/Thohoyandou road. Photo supplied.
Date: 07 June 2019 By: Andries van Zyl
Several parts of Louis Trichardt are again without water due to a massive pipe burst on the main supply line from the Albasini dam along the Louis Trichardt/Thohoyandou road.
The pipe burst already occurred on Wednesday and continued throughout the night into Thursday. By Thursday evening taps started to run dry and the newspaper asked Vhembe District Municipality spokesperson Mr Moses Shivambu for an update on the situation.
On Thursday evening, Shivambu indicated that their technicians are attending to the situation. He confirmed that the water pressure was very low and that they would activate water tankers in and around Louis Trichardt from Friday morning.
At the time of this update, the newspaper was still waiting for feedback from Vhembe regarding the latest situation. Several residents, however, indicated that their taps were still dry by 10:00.
Andries joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in April 1993 as a darkroom assistant. Within a couple of months he moved over to the production side of the newspaper and eventually doubled as a reporter. In 1995 he left the newspaper group and travelled overseas for a couple of months. In 1996, Andries rejoined the Zoutpansberger as a reporter. In August 2002, he was appointed as News Editor of the Zoutpansberger, a position he holds until today.