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Homes still flooded with sewage

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Residents are demanding to be relocated until the problem has been resolved by the local municipality

SEVERAL houses in Ginhall in Warrenton are still flooded with sewage after the problem was reported to the Magareng Local Municipality last year.

Residents in Ward 2 are outraged that the municipality has failed to assist the affected families and are demanding that they be relocated until the problem has been resolved.

Councillor Kgosietsile Freddy indicated that a delegation inspected the affected houses with Mayor Neo Mase last month.

According to Freddy, only three houses were affected, but added that the area is facing a challenge of continuous flooding due to a faulty pump station.

“We had a meeting after the inspection and plan to divert the sewage into the veld behind the houses. We will also provide soil in order to raise the surface,” Freddy said.

The municipality is not considering relocating the affected families due to the costs involved.

The Magareng Municipality said it was aware of the problem and was busy consulting with other sectors to address the issue.

Municipal spokesperson Thapelo Jacobs said that the problem was caused by broken pumps. The municipality is busy procuring pumps to address the problem.

“This problem was exacerbated by recent heavy rains,” Jacobs added.