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Adding to the treasure trove of articles on the subject, a river of sewage has formed, starting at a manhole in Newcastle’s Grace Park.
Situated at the corner of Gemsbok Avenue and the Memel Road, the problem arose several days ago, leaving passers-by gagging from the stench.
Located at Grace Park, Frans van Rensburg of Alethia Christian College explained the issue began approximately a week and a half ago. “I reported it to the Municipality on 25 October 2022 and was told they would send someone to attend to it on 28 October 2022.”
According to van Rensburg, a municipal team did come out on the specified date. This is bearing in mind that approximately 200 people go in and out of the premises on a daily basis, while the weekend sees roughly 1000 people.
Providing need guidance on the matter, Newcastle Municipality’s Cllr Bertie Meiring spoke to Newcastillian News, saying, “I had a discussion with the Municipality about the sewage overflow. The Municipality promised to attend to it today (2 November 2022) and sort the problem out.” He further pointed out that he would be following up on the issue during the day to ensure that it was resolved, timeously.
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