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Sewage flooding ‘nightmare’ for Lethabo Park residents

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Sol Plaatje municipal workers unblocked a manhole at the settlement two weeks ago, but the sewage overflow has since started again.

Sewage flooding in Lethabo Park, Roodepan. Picture: Boipelo Mewre

RESIDENTS of Lethabo Park in Roodepan find it difficult to access their homes due to sewage flooding caused by an overflowing manhole at the entrance of their settlement.

According to the residents, Sol Plaatje municipal workers were deployed to unblock the manhole two weeks ago during preparations for the by-elections, but the sewage flow started again on Friday last week.

The residents complained that there has since been “no clarity” from the municipality as to what the problem is and when it will be resolved.

Sol Plaatje spokesperson Sello Matsie said that work was done on the Eagle Street pump station.

“Work continues as we speak. Remember, if not for vandalism, infrastructure problems would be less. Work will continue irrespective of where and what happens,” said Matsie.

Matsie did not provide any clarity on whether the sewage flooding in Lethabo Park was caused by the faulty pump station or when the overflow is expected to stop.

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