Water problems in Hankey solved today

The Gamtoos Irrigation Board expects to finish up repairs to the canal pipeline this morning, so Hankey’s water should be fine to drink again by this afternoon.

Until then, residents are reminded to boil their water before drinking it. Tankers have also been delivering water to the town throughout the weekend and yesterday.

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A number of people had become ill following drinking water which had been pumped out of the river.

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