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  • CITY REASSURES RESIDENTS THERE WAS NO DUMPING OF SEWAGE INTO HENNOPS RIVER

    CITY REASSURES RESIDENTS THERE WAS NO DUMPING OF SEWAGE INTO HENNOPS RIVER

    Thu, Apr 12, 2018

    The City of Tshwane can confirm that there was no dumping of sewage into Hennops River. The video clip that was circulating on social media platforms this week showed a waste vehicle with on-board equipment preparing to unblock a sewer pipeline.

    The City of Tshwane Water and Sanitation Department in Region 4 identified a surcharging manhole along Hennops River. The City contracted Averda Sight Lines to investigate and unblock the sewer pipeline causing the surcharge and to mitigate the environmental risk.  Averda Sight Lines, a division of Averda South Africa specialising in CCTV pipe inspections and pipe cleaning, owns the truck on the video concerned.

    The City contracted Averda’s technical CCTV inspection equipment to establish the exact cause of the blockage. The Averda truck in the video is designed to unblock pipelines, and jetted water under high pressure into the sewer pipe via the manhole located close to the river bank.

    Averda determined on 10 April 2018 that a concrete block (bollard) was lodged in the sewer pipe located at Witstinkhout and End Street. The City is now diverting the river flow in order to gain access and remove the bollard.

    The City of Tshwane is confident that the contracted company, Averda, operates compliantly and with sustainable operating practices in dealing with the City.

     

    The City assures the public that it will always comply with set standards of discarding sewage in a safe and responsible way, without posing any health risk to its residents.

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