No sewage spill on St Mike’s beach

2015-10-01 06:00

SOCIAL media was abuzz on Wednesday last week with defamatory remarks aimed at the Ugu District Municipality for an alleged sewage spill, this time onto St Mike’s Beach.

The DA’s Dave Watson posted on Hibiscus Coast Seconds (sic):

“STAY AWAY from St Michaels Beach and the estuary until further notice! It looks like UGU has done it again! Shelly WWTW has suffered a major malfunction and the estuary and beach is toxic with sewerage.

“Awaiting further update and will advise on status as it alters.... This now means that our 2 major, iconic beaches (Margate andamp; St Mikes) are closed for swimming until further notice. With the authorities mismanaging the whale carcass, include Marina and Trafalgar in that sorry list.

“We still have time to complete that online petition to Legislature demanding emergency intervention on UGU. Many Margate/Ramsgate residents signed it. NOW WE NEED ALL TO SUBMIT IT! Full details are required to ensure legal authenticity but the details are private and behind a world class protected server.

“Please help us help you and ensue that this catastrophe to our public health and economy STOPS NOW!”

The Ugu District Municipality strongly refuted this claim stating that there was no sewage spill.

“There is no sewer spillage at St Mike’s Beach as alleged.

“The Ugu Technical Services team visited the site in question and confirmed that the pump station is fully functional and there has been no indication of any systems malfunction,” said Zama.

Senior operations manager Paul Watson, told eHowzit that he could simply not understand why people “jump onto the social media and bad-mouth Ugu before checking their facts.”

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