Outrage over sewage overflow

2018-10-31 06:02
PHOTO: suppliedThe spillage of sewage pictured here continues to plague those on Nonsuch and Townbush Road.

PHOTO: suppliedThe spillage of sewage pictured here continues to plague those on Nonsuch and Townbush Road.

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FED up with the lack of response from the municipality, and tired of waiting for the problem to be sorted out, Nonsuch Road resident Darryl Naidoo contacted the Maritzburg Fever to express his outrage over a continuous sewage spill at the end of his road.

Located at the end of Townbush Road, Nonsuch Road residents have had to endure terrible smells emanating from the sewage spill since March of this year.

“In March and April this year, I communicated with a woman known to me by the name of Precious at the municipality and she assured me that she knew exactly where we were located and that she would send someone to investigate the matter,” said Naidoo.

Naidoo confirmed that he even had a reference number however, to date, nothing has been done.

Naidoo said that, since reporting the issue, he has been going back and forth with the municipality to no avail, highlighting that he has not received any feedback for months on end.

“The smell is overpowering and unpleasant but, apart from that, it presents a huge health risk to us here on the road,” stated Naidoo, who is the team leader at African Enterprise, a conference and getaway venue located at 1 Nonsuch Road.

Naidoo’s last email was sent to the municipality on October 10, informing them that he was going to the press but he said that even that did not help.

Spokesperson for the municipality, Ntobeko Ngcobo, failed to respond to queries sent to her at the time of going to print.


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