Sewage stench suffocates Pelham residents

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Mark Knight at the source of the burst sewer pipe that is stinking up Pelham.
Mark Knight at the source of the burst sewer pipe that is stinking up Pelham.
Moeketsi Mamane

Pelham residents have been forced to live with a suffocating stench wafting into their homes day and night from the burst sewage pipe next to the Acacia Park flats.

This is apparently a problem going back years, and Msunduzi has had to fix the pipe every few months when it bursts. Hundreds of litres of raw sewage flow down along the stormwater pipes that run into Blackborough Spruit and end up in the Duzi River.

“The smell comes through the storm water drains on every street. Last night I was trying to eat supper and I had to stop because when the wind blows in while you’re eating it’s like you’re chewing sh*t,” said Mark Knight.

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