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Water quality ’compromised’ in Phokwane

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Sewage is not being drained properly in the Phokwane municipal district after four sewage pump stations were vandalised.

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SEWAGE is not being drained properly in the Phokwane municipal district after four sewage pump stations were vandalised.

Phokwane Municipality spokesperson Kgalalelo Letshabo warned that the water quality could be affected after electrical panels, electrical wires and pumps were damaged at Masimong, N18, Kingston and Valspan.

“The consequences of this will result in sewage not adequately draining, sewage overflows, and wastewater flooding. Overflowing sewage into streams can affect water quality for irrigation and farming. This problem will also cause blocked manholes downstream that will subsequently create reflux of raw sewage back into the households,” said Letshabo.

She pointed out that the municipality condemned vandalism in the strongest possible terms.

“Not only does it cost the municipality but it also derails service delivery in the area.

“It is an offence to interfere with municipal infrastructure, yet these incidents are becoming more prevalent as this is not the first incident.

“We urge the community to also play a role to safeguard the municipal infrastructure.”

Letshabo added that the matter was reported to the SAPS for investigation.

“The contractor is on-site assessing the damage.”

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