Pedestrians warned about hole on Louis Botha Avenue

A hole along Louis Botha Avenue in Observatory is putting pedestrians at risk.

A deep hole along Louis Botha Avenue near Observatory remains unattended to and is putting pedestrians at risk.

The hole was dug by Joburg Water due to a blocked sewer allegedly caused by a construction company working on a nearby site. According to Joburg Water spokesperson, Eleanor Mavimbela, workers dug the hole to locate a sewer of a house nearby. She said there was a contractor working in the area and they did some construction on top of the sewer pipe.

“The technical team dug up the hole as they were locating a sewer connection for house number 66 St Patricks to unblock their sewer connection,” said Mavimbela.

A hole along Louis Botha Avenue is left open and unattended with waste starting to pile up inside.

“There was a contractor working in the area and they did some construction on top of our sewer line hence the sewer blockage.”

When a technical team went to the site, Mavimbela said they discovered that the problem was inside the property.

“The team then left the hole open for the customer’s plumber to gain access from both sides of the boundary wall in order for them to fix the pipe,” she said.

Mavimbela added that a team was expected to be assigned to fill in the hole on 11 August as soon as they receive feedback from the customer that their plumber had completed repairs.

Details: eleanor.mavimbela@jwater.co.za

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