Poor maintenance cause of bloody river
POOR maintenance of the sewerage pipeline in eShowe has been identified as the cause of the Mpushini River being polluted with blood last month. Environmental officials have been investigating the incident after being alerted to the problem by eShowe residents. In its report, uThungulu district officials ruled out the eShowe District Hospital as the source of contamination.
The department says maintenance operations and inspections will be conducted regularly to monitor overflows. This is the second time that uThungulu have been found not to be maintaining the sewer line, the last time being in 2010 when the Department of Water Affairs issued a directive to the district municipality to clean up its act.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Zululand ObserverSimilar Stories