Sewage leak spoils the Umhlanga promenade and nearby beach

Sewage leak spoils the Umhlanga promenade and nearby beach

- Umhlanga's ward councillor Heinz de Boer shared a video to express his disgust over sewage water flowing onto the Umhlanga promenade and beach

- According to de Boer a replacement of the pipes was asked at a council meeting, but the ANC refused

- As a result, the beach and tourist favourite Umhlanga promenade is flooded with sewage water

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Executive councillor Heinz de Boer shared a video in which he expressed his disappointment with the Ethekwini municipality and the ANC.

de Boer is upset because of their slow response to a reported problem with blocked and burst pipes in Umhlanga.

According to de Boer, the ANC doesn't give any thought to what is needed in Umhlanga.

It has been a few months since the problem with the pipes have been reported.

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Sewage water is freely leaking right onto the beach and the Umhlanga promenade. Apparently a burst pipe near Ocean Way is the root of the current problem.

The area is a favourite and popular site with tourists, but with the sewerage defacing the it, no one would want to linger too long.

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Quite understandably, de Boer went on a bit of a rant on social media and talked about the many people that use the promenade every day. They now have to move through the dirty water.

The councillor feels it is a health risk.

Briefly.co.za learned that the issue was reported on Tuesday and the municipality responded that evening.

Municipal workers arrived at the scene, but could not accomplish much. They plan to clear whatever is causing the blockage. Then a camera will be used to find out where the pipe has burst.

It is believed that a mixture of sand and food fat could be reason for the blocked pipe.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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