Mchunu assures Vaal residents sewage spillage will be a thing of the past

Johannesburg – Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has assured residents of the Vaal that sewerage spillage and contaminated water in some parts of the Vaal River will soon be a thing of the past.

The minister was in the Sedibeng Municipality on Tuesday to inspect progress in the water and sanitation projects currently being implemented there.

The Emfuleni Municipality has been in the news for all the wrong reasons for years.

Mchunu was in the area to check the progress made so far to resolve the issue since a council has been placed under administration for poor governance and financial mismanagement.

“First, clean up the sewer pipes from residents so water can flow into pipes that are functional and from pump stations that are functional.”

Mchunu said they were working around the clock to ensure that all issues related to sanitation were resolved but the question was when, while residents continue to suffer from the unbearable smell of sewerage spilling onto the streets and into their homes.

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