Rubble results in muddy mess

Municipality Newcastle Mayor: Sir, I have noticed recently that there are a lot of pipes bursting especial in the residential areas. The municipality is fixing these things but it sometimes takes a long time like the one in paddock street it is many months and there is still like a crater in the road. Can you give us some feedback please on why this is happening and how long it is suppose to take to fix?

We are currently struggling with backlogs in this regard and the turnaround time has increased. However the good news is that we are making over R30 million available for pipe replacement in Lennoxton, Hutten heights and Madadeni and this will begin a long and intensive process of renewing ageing water infrastructure in Newcastle.


Dear Mr. Mayor. In September 2014 municipal tippers dumped tons of rubble in front of my gate on the MF24 Madadeni (opposite the Simon Msibi Park). The natural flow of rain water was thus blocked and water and mud flow into my drive way. I had to redirect the stormwater then into the sewer but am always left with mud in my driveway. I have to use copious amounts of water (at my expense) to clean my driveway and paving because the municipality blocked the natural run of the water. It has been two years to date that I have spoken to the Councillor but have had no positive response. With due respect, kindly take this up yourself.

I have asked the relevant department to investigate immediately.

Nnmayor: Sir. Please can u tell the community about wat is happening, with regards to sometimes in certain areas like ncandu park the streetlights have not been working for many weeks and ward counsellor cannot give answers and it is dangerous

There are cable faults that needed to be corrected. The department is working tirelessly to keep all street lights on.

Reveshni Moodley

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