The problem of sewage flooding areas in Santa Ward 30 continues although the municipality apparently unblocked the drains.
THE PROBLEM of sewage flooding areas in Santa Ward 30 continues although the municipality apparently unblocked the drains.
The sewage behind the Barkly West Shopping complex resulted in some residents been trapped in their yards.
A Sol Plaatje municipal truck was spotted parked at the open manhole which is believed to be causing the flooding.
The community is now asking whether the municipal truck did indeed unblock the drain or whether the sewage is coming from somewhere else.
They are demanding answers from the municipality so that they can assist in solving the problem.
The Barkly West Complex manager, Marcelle du Plessis, last week described the situation as a nightmare.
She indicated that the complex had two extra pumps installed to stop the sewage from pushing up into the complex and causing an inconvenience for the tenants.
She added that they have to continuously hire a private contractor to unblock the drains due to the municipality’s failure to do so.
Du Plessis urged the municipality to communicate with them as to what the current situation was.
“We suspect that either there is another line that was not serviced, or they did not do anything at the drain.”
Sol Plaatje municipal spokesperson, Thoko Riet, promised to get more information on the situation.
Riet added that the blockages are usually caused by foreign objects being throw into the drains.