Raw sewerage spills on the streets of Umbilo

Raw sewerage spills on the streets of Umbilo

Businesses in Umbilo, south Durban are kicking up a stink over raw sewerage that's been flowing into the viaduct on Alan Paton Road. 

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A video of the spill has been posted on social media. 

READ: Durban harbour sewage leak contained

Ian Campbell-Gillies from the Umbilo Business Forum believes the effluent is flowing into the harbour. 

Campbell-Gillies says it's extremely unpleasant. He believes the problem lies in decaying infrastructure. 


eThekwini spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela said they are aware of the problem. "We have escalated it and very soon will attend to it. We sincerely apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused. We are appealing to the public to please assist us by ensuring they do not dispose foreign objects in the system, because it is responsible for clogging the system. 72 percent of manholes that are clogged are a result of alien objects entering the system," he said.

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