The City has completed the second phase of a project to relocate municipal sewer lines in Kuyasa in order to enable easier access and thus ensure better maintenance.
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area East, Councillor Anda Ntsodo, today inspected the Kuyasa sewer project, Phase 2 of which has recently been completed.
This purpose of this project, which started in April, is to relocate a number of municipal sewer lines in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha. Future phases will now follow, with the project expected to be fully completed by the end of the financial year if all goes according to plan.
The sewer lines previously ran beneath private properties, making access for repairs and maintenance challenging. In an area which experiences many blockages and where there are many backyard tenants, this can be highly problematic.
As such, approximately R800 000 was earmarked to move the sewers beneath the road reserve and to install new sewer connections for affected properties. This will result in improved response and repair times in many instances as a result of this new access. In line with the new Organisational Development and Transformation Plan, the City is working hard to become even more responsive to the needs of our residents and this project is testament to how we are working in a manner that is more sustainable, resilient and adaptable, in order to enhance service delivery.
‘The City would like to thank residents for their cooperation while work was under way. This project will help prevent sewer overflows, but unless residents look after the new pipeline, there is still a risk. As such I would like to remind the community that it is illegal to throw wet wipes, rags and cloths, litter, food and any substance other than human waste or toilet paper into the toilet,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area East, Councillor Anda Ntsodo.
Residents who would like to report blocked manholes or sewer overflows can do so by contacting the City’s call centre on 0860 103 089, or by sending an SMS to 31373 (maximum of 160 characters).
Source: City of Cape Town