Several projects by the Tshwane metro are underway to restore the river and curb pollution.
“However, I do ask the metro to cut the grass and pick up the litter from time to time.”
The metro recently found itself in a legal tussle with business owners upset over delays in repairing the hole.
Areas affected include Valhalla, Zwartkop and Thaba Tshwane.
The administration has agreed to write off debt for poor city residents who cannot afford their municipal accounts.
Metro police spokesperson Nonhlanhla Mgiba said the route had been simplified.
The court ordered the Tshwane metro to commence repairs on Wednesday, 24 January and complete the project within six months.
Residents will now get water from a tanker supplied by the metro.
“If it so happens that the court would rule against the class action, they will lose more money.”
The abstraction of water from the Vaal Dam exceeded the limit determined by the department of water and sanitation.
“We’ve logged our complaints at the call centres, but they would just tell us that it is fixed, while we are sitting in the dark and our food going to waste.”