Pretoria - Hammanskraal residents who’ve been fetching water from water tankers expressed excitement towards a R253 million cash injection to refurbish the overworked Rooiwal Water Treatment Plant.
This comes after mayor Stevens Mokgalapa on Friday officially handed the plant to contractors to commence the rehabilitation process of the plant that cleans most of the City’s sewage water.
Fears of possible contaminated water had residents of the township opt to only use water brought to their streets in trucks for domestic purposes instead of the piped water that’s available in their yards.
Pretoria News interviewed locals who were fetching water in various containers from the trucks.
They said the rehabilitation of the plant was crucially important because this new lifestyle was just not desirable in Gauteng.