Permanent sewerage overflow, but who cares

2017-04-05 06:04


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FOR the past four to five years this uncapped sewerage manhole in Solomon township has been a major health hazard and despite numerous complaints by community members to the local and district municipalities it has never been sorted out.

The manhole is apparently not connected to the system and no officials are prepared to comment on which municipal official signed, approved and accepted the project from the site contractor without obviously checking.
The Greytown Gazette reminds readers of the tragedy two years ago when a young child drowned in a trench that had been excavated to connect the entire Solomon sewer system, which was discovered to have never been completed or connected to the sewer pump station by the housing contractors, but again the municipality had signed off and approved the project to the contractor. Anyone out there who cares?


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