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Burst main damages compound's concrete wall

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, May 10, 2014

A MAKOI family is furious after a water main near their home burst on Sunday evening, allowing highly-pressurised water into their compound which tore down their entire fence wall on one side of their house.

The family, who had lived there for the past 18 years, said they had never experienced anything like that before, attributing the burst main to a digger that was digging above the water main that afternoon.

"The water flow was so fast and there was so much water and it just ran straight into our compound non-stop for between half an hour and 45minutes," homeowner Fareen Faiyaz said.

The WAF said it was quite a significant water burst main and water could not be contained because of the high pressure.








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