Burst water pipe a persistent problem for business owners

The source of the leak.

Business owners in Anderson Street have had to wait more than a month to have a burst pipe repaired. Zander Schoultz, the manager of Christna Trailer Rentals indicated that the pipe had been fixed numerous times. According to Schoultz and other business owners in the area, these repairs never seemed to last.

The water leaking into the street.

During his interview with Nelspruit Post he spoke about the consequence of the leak saying, “The water pressure decreased massively. Water was also wasted at an astronomical rate.” When Nelspruit Post last spoke to him he indicated that the problem had been fixed.


On Monday, the paper sent a media query to Sembcorp Silulumanzi asking if it was aware of the situation in Anderson Street. Enquiries were also made into what the organisation planned to do. At the time of going to press no comment had been received

The water in the street.

In October, Nelspruit Post reported on a pipe which burst near Rob Ferreira Hospital. This occurred during fibre-optic installations in the area. Another pipe burst when contractors dug too deep at the Riverside Industrial Complex.A third incident happened on the corner of Piet Retief and Mostert streets where the contractors dug too close to the pipes, despite being told otherwise. 

Municipal spokesperson, Joseph Ngala’s response was, “Issues of water and sanitation in town are the responsibility of Sembcorp Silulumanzi.”

Keegan Frances

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