eThekwini Municipality sewage spill contained

2016-06-03 20:29

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Durban – No more sewage has spilled into the Palmiet and Umgeni rivers following contamination earlier this week, the eThekwini Municipality said on Friday.

A blockage during repair work caused flooding of the Blair Road sewage pump station in Pinetown on Tuesday. This resulted in effluent being discharged into the Palmiet River, spokesperson Tozi Mthethwa said.

Two back-up pumps at Blair Road were turned on and no further effluent was discharged. The flooded pumps were being serviced and expected to be running soon.

Mthethwa advised the public to avoid contact with the water in both rivers. People should wait until the sewage had been diluted.

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