Johannesburg Water has embarked on several water, sewer and sanitation projects aimed at improving the livelihoods of the communities we live in. The contractors employed to do these jobs do their best in ensuring no harm to the residents. It is also the responsibility of the residents to ensure that they do not get harmed by construction activities happening in their surroundings.
Here is a few ways that the public can protect themselves, their loved ones and the community at large:
- Avoid walking nearby trenches / excavations
- Educate your kids about the dangers of construction sites
- Refrain from stealing barricading nets, signage and poles. Report any person stealing the barricading nets, signage and poles to your local councilor as this poses significant hazards to the community.
- Do not tamper with JW valves – report any person tampering with JW valves to your local councillor.
- Do not remove / steal manhole covers – this also creates a big risk for motorists and passersby.
- Report any unsafe construction sites (eg, open excavations without barricading, materials improperly stacked on the roads, etc.) to your local councillor.