WATCH: Gushing Sandton fire hydrant gives cars a free wash
Johannesburg - A number of cars in Wierda Valley, Sandton, got a free wash when a fire hydrant was tampered with, leading to high pressure water gushing out of it on Thursday.
An employee who witnessed the water pouring out of the fire hydrant started recording on his cellphone as car after car decided to treat themselves to quick car wash.
And who would blame them in a country where ‘nothing is for free’, as different cars, from taxis to Mercedes Benz’s, treated themselves to a quick wash.
Twitter user @TimBaloyi93’s tweet went viral, with more than 100 000 views and 3 000 retweets by Friday morning as he recorded the incident on his cellphone.
Burst pipe turns into a “Wash and go”. I love my Satafrika 🤣🤣😂😂 pic.twitter.com/CADHJdvea6— Baloyi (@TimBaloyi93) September 26, 2019
The Twitter user cheekily responded: “Can I get a chance to wash mine before your team gets there?” Another tweep inquired if he had made it on time, and he responded again: “Let’s just say I need someone to clean the inside of my car”.
Hi, we have logged a call with reference number 402280855. A team will be dispatched. ^NN— Johannesburg Water (@JHBWater) September 26, 2019
Johannesburg Water spokesperson Nico de Jager said it was not a matter of a burst pipe, but instead someone had tampered with the fire hydrant.
Let’s just say I need someone to clean the inside of my car— Baloyi (@TimBaloyi93) September 26, 2019
Good morning 😊— Johannesburg Water (@JHBWater) September 27, 2019
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
Level-1 water restrictions are still in full force.
Under level-1 water restrictions :
•Watering of gardens is not allowed between 6 am and 6 pm in summer months (1 Sept to 31 March) ^p pic.twitter.com/TOoDwyO6HL