‘Swamped in sewage’
RESIDENTS in Beaconsfield have called for urgent intervention in a situation that has left them “swamped in raw sewage”.
Residents of Impala Flats in Beaconsfield yesterday expressed their desperation after several blocked drains at the flats left streams of raw sewage running throughout the area and pooling into a “dam of sewage” that has formed next to a railway line close to the flats.
A visit to the area yesterday revealed a pungent stench and several streams of green sludge running from bubbling, blocked drains.
Children and pets were seen walking through the raw sewage, while adults went about their business of hanging up washing and cleaning their cars amongst the sludge that is ankle-deep in some places.
Residents have taken it upon themselves to dig trenches from the overflowing drains to divert the sewage to an area next to the railway line, where a massive dam of sewage, deeper than a metre, has collected.
Residents said that their pleas to the Sol Plaatje Municipality to assist in unblocking the