The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA), is pleased to advise the general public that work on repairs and stabilization of a broken 12-inch main at Marrast Hill is complete and the system reopened.
All consumers will NOT however, receive a supply immediately, especially those in elevated areas; as the system will take some time to fully recharge. It is anticipated that affected consumers will receive a supply within the next 24 to 32 hours. As such, NAWASA’s water trucks are continuing to service affected consumers, with priority given to institutions such as schools.
NAWASA thanks all affected consumers for their patience and understanding during the period and apologizes for the inconveniences caused as a result of this unprecedented event.
The 12-inch main was broken on Monday December 2nd, 2019, as a result of work being undertaken to repair the broken road. Due to excavation of the area, the soil supporting the ‘thrust block’ or concrete support for the pipe became loose weakening the support. As such, due to the volume of water and pressure, the pipe broke forcing the Authority to institute an immediate shut down of the Annandale Water System.
Work progressed throughout the following days to repair the pipe and replace the ‘thrust blocks. Concrete works had to be done to stabilize the pipe and as such it was not possible to immediately reopen the system.
Again, NAWASA apologizes to all affected consumers for the inconveniences caused and thanks them for their patience and understanding as we work towards the delivery of a safe, adequate and reliable water supply.