Sewage spill at Midmar Dam 'not as high'

Sewage spill at Midmar Dam 'not as high'

Ezemvelo Wildlife says there is no need to panic following reports of a major sewage spill in the Midmar Dam. 

Midmar Dam
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Ezemvelo spokesperson, Musa Mntambo says although there is some truth to the sewage spill in the dam, only a small portion of it has been affected. 

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Mntambo says they still issued a warning for all fishermen to stay away from that area as a precaution. 

It is believed that the leakage originates from the Mpophomeni township sewerage system. 

Mntambo gives the assurance that the water is tested regularly.

"It is not even a kilometre, it is a few metres, and the water is tested every fortnight in Midmar and the last test done showed us that the level of sewage is not as high as it was made to be by some media houses," he said.  

Messages have been making its rounds on social media, warning people to not drink the water because of the contamination. 

Mntambo says that the water from other sections of the dam is okay and there is no danger of contamination.

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