Sewage nightmare ongoing for residents

Unathi Jongihlathi

RESIDENTS of Peace Village in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, are calling for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to fix a sewerage pump that continuously blocks, causing sewerage drains and pipes to burst and overflow.

Residents said the pump could not transport large quantities of sewage due to its “small-diameter size”.

Ward councillor Loyiso Stemele said the municipality installed incorrectly sized pipes, of 140mm and 160mm diameter, instead of 200mm.

Resident Cynthia Tyala, 58, said a sewerage pipe had been overflowing for about two weeks inside her yard.

 

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