The Wandsill Water Pump Leak is one of the most visible leaks in the city, which is why it is a cause for concern.
It is estimated to cost around £1.5m to repair and has caused widespread inconvenience and concern.
A team of contractors have spent more than a week repairing the leak, but the extent of the damage is still unclear.
Wandsills Mayor Graham Wilson told the Standard that the cause of the leak is still under investigation.
The leak was discovered in early June and the water pump was shut down, but this was not the only issue the city faced, according to Wilson.
“It’s still under review, there’s still more to be done to repair the water system,” he said.
A spokesperson for Wandsilla Council told the newspaper that they are working closely with contractors on the repair and have also secured the contractor who had the water pipe.
“The water pump has been repaired and is safe to use,” they said.
“We will be ensuring that the water is flowing through the system and that the contractors are performing their work safely.”
The pump was repaired at the same time as other water systems in the area, and is expected to be running again in the coming days.
Willsill Water pumps have been running for nearly three years, but residents have been complaining about water levels going down.
Watsill Council has also been in the headlines recently over its decision to allow the sale of two homes on a residential estate.
“These properties are now on the market and a council official has been in touch with the local residents, who are concerned that the council’s actions are undermining the integrity of their community,” said Wilson.
The council’s handling of the issue has drawn the attention of the European Union, which has warned the UK government about the potential risks to the environment from its “unnecessary” restrictions.
Wits University has also raised concerns over Wandsllians’ health.
“There are concerns about Wandsells water supply and the potential for the water to seep into groundwater, especially after heavy rain and snowfalls,” said Dr Sarah Fennelly, from the university’s water and wastewater management programme.
“Many Wandsell residents are also concerned about the water supply, and some are considering leaving the city in the event of the crisis.”