Water and sanitation reflects on non-stop efforts to navigate recent rains.
Over the past week, heavy rains saw dams supplying Cape Town increase by 6,9% to 71,2%.
During this rainfall period, the City's Water and Sanitation teams were working non-stop to proactively reduce sewer overflows and ensure our river system is able
to manage the increase stormwater entering our channels to reduce flood risk.
Teams also responded to service requests such as clearing blocked sewer pipes city wide.
During last week's rain on 14 to 15 June, the Water and Sanitation Directorate noted a spike in service requests, recording approximately 1 900 requests over this two-day period relating to sewer overflows and other services from various areas across the city.
Communities with the largest number of service requests included Philippi, Lotus River, Strand, Pinelands, Bonteheuwel, Bishop Lavis and Gugulethu each logging between about 40 to 130 service requests.
It is recorded that the most common cause of overflows in these areas were foreign objects, fats, rags, and overloading due to stormwater ingress into the sewer
Residents are assured the Water and Sanitation team is doing extensive proactive work in various areas across the city to help reduce sewer overflows and ensure that the river system is clear of excess vegetation, silt and litter to accommodate increased flow due to rainwater.
Residents can also help the City prevent sewers from overflowing into streets this winter by using some basic tips available on our www.capetown.gov.za/blocked-sewers,' said the City's Dr Zahid Badroodien, City of Cape Town MMC: Water and Sanitation Read more: https://bit.ly/3tSaMNH #CTNews "https://nari.co.za/images/influencer/79/June2022/289486924_5246092308760979_621257499014119665_n.jpg",
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