Edenvale Spruit sewage concerns attended to

When the NEWS went to speak to Mike Davidson on May 25, sewage could be seen flowing into the Edenvale Spruit near the bridge on Van Riebeeck Avenue.

In the May 31 edition of the the NEWS, concerns were raised by a community member regarding sewage leaking into the Edenvale Spruit.

Mike Davidson raised his concerns after reading about the catastrophe at Willow Park, where 90 fish died.

Sewage had tainted the water at the park.

When the NEWS went to speak to Mike Davidson on May 25, sewage could be seen flowing into the Edenvale Spruit near the bridge on Van Riebeeck Avenue.

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality commented Davidson’s concerns.

Themba Gadebe, spokesperson and senior media manager at the EMM, said the leaking sewage pipe had been attended to.

He said a contractor was on site resolving the matter on June 1.

“The stream water cannot be treated as was the dam in Willow Park. The water is not stagnant and cannot be treated chemically,” said Gadebe.

When seeking comment on the matter from the EMM, the NEWS also requested additional information about the dangers of coming into contact with sewage-tainted water.

Gadebe said sewage contains all kinds of substances and organisms that can be harmful to all life forms, including humans.

He urged all residents to report service interruptions to the municipal call center on 086 054 3000.

Gadebe reminded community members to make sure they receive a reference number.

Bridge wall collapsed due to sewerage spill.

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