ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3 APRIL 2023

HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES TO BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED SANITATION SERVICES

EThekwini’s ambition to be Africa’s most liveable city has taken a giant leap forward with the completion of a massive sewer reticulation project for several wards where residents were using pit latrines and septic tanks for the disposal of sewerage.

More than 2 000 properties from Inanda and Ntuzuma in the north and Kloof in the west will be connected to the City’s sewerage reticulation network for the first time. This is going to drastically improve the quality of life of residents and minimise pollution of ground water resources.

The sewer reticulation project is spearheaded by the eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) Unit. The unit implemented the project in Ntuzuma B, C, E, Inanda Glebe, Inanda B and Kloof Msengane Road.
EThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda said the City is committed to restoring the dignity of communities through improved sanitation systems. “These projects have been ongoing since 2021 in various communities to reduce pit latrines and septic tanks by providing formal sanitation services. The biggest challenge with septic tanks is that households don’t maintain them, and sewage often ends up impacting the environment.”

The City is also at an advanced stage of exploring other environmentally friendly innovative sanitation technologies.

The City will soon send letters to affected residents explaining the process to get their household connected to the sewer network.

ENDS
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.

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