Sewage spillage wreaks havoc on environment

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GK CRONJE

15 September 2020

While Msukaligwa Local Municipality has replaced a section of sewerage line, the damage is already done, and raw sewage continues to pollute the environment and underground water sources. Residents of Extension 7 have to make do with the raw sewage flowing past their dwellings, along with a wide range of garbage, animal carcasses and other debris floating in the sewage.

Residents and businesses familiar with the ongoing sewage spillage in the vicinity of Oosthuizen Street is in for a even bigger shock. While Msukaligwa Local Municipality has replaced a section of sewerage line, the damage is already done, and raw sewage continues to pollute the environment and underground water sources. Residents of Extension 7 have to make do with the raw sewage flowing past their dwellings, along with a wide range of garbage, animal carcasses and other debris floating in the sewage.

The Tribune has, in light of the unimaginable environmental impact, approached various roleplayers within government, as well as AfriForum, VF Plus and Ermelo Business Association for input and potential solutions. MLM will also be approached for input on the matter. Read the full article in next week’s publication. You may view videos relating to this article on our Facebook page, Tribune Ermelo.

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