Concern over blockages

2019-03-14 06:00

OVER the past seven months a total of 1 849 sewer blockages were attended to by Kouga Municipality.

“This works out to an average of nine per day and is a cause for concern,” Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said in his State of the Municipality Address.

“While an increase in blockages was to be expected when water restrictions were introduced, the root cause needs to be investigated and addressed.”

He said it was also of concern that when blockages were cleared in certain areas, all manner of foreign objects such as rolled-up blankets, wooden poles and big rocks were found within the system.

“Unless these items developed legs and jumped into our system, I can only suspect sabotage.”


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