Sewage situation in Margate restored

2015-09-03 06:00

THE Ugu District Municipality continues to work around the clock to bring last week’s sewerage plant situation, which led to the beach closure in Margate, under control. Repairs to the pump were concluded last week as earlier indicated and the plant is currently running at optimal level.

A clean-up operation along the Margate lagoon is currently taking place and we anticipate to have concluded this by the end of the week. In the meantime the lagoon remains closed until we are satisfied that all hazards have been eliminated.

Final environment tests were also conducted last Friday to establish the level of contamination along the river and a determination will be made once the sample results have been confirmed.

Restrictions that were placed on Margate beach have since been lifted and the public may now resume utilising the beach. The lagoon still remains closed until further notice.

We apologise to the communities who have been adversely inconvenience by this unprecedented occurrence and wish to reassure our communities and tourists that we will continue working around the clock to ensure we maintain the high standards of our beaches, and this occurrence shall not deter us from continuing to do so.

Ugu District Municipality promotes working together to create an environment that is friendly, responsive, accountable, effective and efficient for our communities

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