Water safe to drink, despite sewage spill

2015-11-19 06:00
PHOTO: vusi mthalane The sewage spill, that was contained by Ugu.

PHOTO: vusi mthalane The sewage spill, that was contained by Ugu.

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A SEWAGE spill into the Umzimkhulu River on Friday, 13 November has caused alarm among lower South Coast residents, who are not sure whether the water is safe to drink.

The Ugu District Municipality confirmed the spill into the river.

After stopping the spill, tests were taken and the results proved that the water is safe to drink.

“Upon investigation it was found that there was sewage spillage from the pump station opposite Spillers Wharf,” said Ugu spoksperson, France Zama.

The municipality’s water services department swiftly responded to the finding and arranged a contractor to carry out repairs, which were completed on same day.

“Subsequent to the repairs and the clean-up process, samples of the water were taken for testing on Friday 13 November and revealed that the water is compliant and there is no e-coli contamination in the drinking water as well as raw water,” he said.

“The municipality would like to reiterate that the water it is supplying to communities is within the South African National Drinking Standards and is safe for consumption.”

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