Environmental concerns as Pietermaritzburg sewer pipe on brink of collapse

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The Darvill outfall sewer line on the brink of collapse.
The Darvill outfall sewer line on the brink of collapse.
Moeketsi Mamane

Msunduzi Municipality is sitting on an environmental ticking time bomb, with the Darvill outfall sewer line on the brink of collapse.

Municipal spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha this week revealed that the structural integrity of the 50-year-old pipe had been assessed by engineers and found to be a critical risk.

Mafumbatha explained that the crown of the pipe had developed rust holes which resulted in sewerage seeping out during peak hours.

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