FROM PAGE 1Burst sewerage pipes anger residents

2016-10-06 06:00
Christopher Narainan points out to a sewage that irritate residents and motorists in Trurolands. Photo: andile sithole

Christopher Narainan points out to a sewage that irritate residents and motorists in Trurolands. Photo: andile sithole

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Another resident, Sibani Zondi (27), walks to work and has to use the road and says he has to jump over to the sewage every day on his journey.

“It is not only a health hazard in terms of the stench, it is also risky to jump on this narrow road. We have to jump across the road and sometimes we get splashed with sewage when cars are passing. The municipality must do something about it,” he said.

Jessica Pillay (35), a Flamingo Heights resident, said: “It is irritating because we struggle to cross the road.

“The raw sewage runs in the paving and in the middle of the road. We fear that someone will get knocked over by a car while crossing the road. We reported the matter to the councillor and she promised to sort it out,” she said.

Ward councillor Dolly Munien told the Weekly: “In our presentation with the Durban Solid Waste last week, it emerged that the storm water and sewer system in the area are somehow linked.

“It is a problem that the municipality­ is currently working. But due to the recent heavy rains the pipes burst causing a lot of damage.

“It is not only in Trurolands, but other areas too,” she said.

Spokesperson for eThekwini Municipality Gugu Sisilana said that council is working on the question­ asked by the Weekly.

However, she was unable to provide comment at time of going to press.

Go to the Coastal Weekly’s Facebook page for more details.

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