UPDATE: KZN's Umhlanga beaches re-open after sewage spill

Cape Town - Durban's popular Umhlanga beaches have re-opened to the public following a sewage spill, which caused an issue with the water quality in the area. 

The eThekwini Municipality shut the beaches after a pipe burst on Wednesday, 21 February spilling sewage into the water and the promenade. The area is popular with locals and tourists alike. 

The Umhlanga Urban Improvement Precinct (UIP) posted an alert on Facebook to inform residents that “the municipality had initially issued a full closure of all Umhlanga beaches due to the burst sewer pipe.

"The sewage spill on the Umhlanga Promenade has been resolved thanks to the efforts of the Council’s Waste Water Department who worked through the night and identified the issue deep in the vegetation between the top section of the promenade on the lower terraced level.

However the municipality posted a message on Thursday 22 February confirming the beaches are now open - following water quality tests to ensure the beaches are safe to use. 

SEE: PICS: New R300m Durban Point promenade to extend Golden Mile 

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