Maine addresses Mothotlung sewage spill | Infrastructure news

North West MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Collen Maine’s has committed to intervene in Mothotlung in Madibeng where sewage has been overflowing into residents’ houses.

Maine met with effected ward councillors, Executive Mayor of Madibeng Jostina Mothibe, leadership of Mothotlung community and members of the Switch and Thetele communities late last week. The meeting was to establish the cause of the spilling sewerage.

According to government, the residents of Switch have acknowledged that they deliberately blocked sewer pipes in an attempt to get the municipality’s attention and to get the municipality to respond to their requests which include the construction for an internal road.

Addressing residents’ demands

Maine has told the Madibeng Local Municipality to deploy the necessary machinery to unblock the system.

He has also resolved to appoint a contractor to build a 2 km road running through the Switch settlement. “The municipality will have to move swiftly to make sure that the road construction is prioritised. Work will also commence to repair the damaged sewage pipe and the sewerage dam will be emptied,” he said.

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