Gauteng and NW Province

Sewerage in the Hennops river

“The City of Tshwane has warned residents living next to the Hennops River, west of Raslouw, not to use water from the river.

The river water is unfit for use due to a sewerage leak.

The Midrand and Centurion areas experience heavy flooding last week  Tuesday afternoon after a storm passed through the area. The flooding caused parts of the Hennops river to burst its banks. During the evening, a river crossing washed away and a 900mm sewerage pipe resting on the bridge broke in two as a result. Raw sewerage that was in the pipe spilled into the river.

Engineering teams from the city is currently busy building a temporary structure to be placed over the river to secure the sewerage pipe. The City has also started with a cleaning up operation.

Residents should take note that the water is not fit for human or animal consumption”.

This is just another example of many sewerage leaks in our rivers. Get off the grid – harvest your own rainwater. Reduce your dependence on these municipalities.

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