A team from the City of Cape Town (CoCT) visited a Table View woman, whose property has been plagued by frequent sewage spills .
Desraye Auret said the spills have been coming from a municipal manhole on her property since 2019.
She believes the problem can be blamed on rapid development in the area straining existing infrastructure.
The Cape Argus reported that a team from CoCT visited Auret’s home in Sunridge after the Argus published a story about the City’s lack of action over her long-standing complaints about the sewage.
Mayco member for water and waste Xanthea Limberg told the Argus that CoCT conducted an inspection at the property and the municipal sewers in the area.
“The inspection included a CCTV camera inspection which observed excessive fats inside the sewers.”
“To combat these excessive fats in the sewers, the City will conduct a cleaning process which will involve the application of a fat remover. This cleaning process will be followed by routine regular check-ups in the area,” she said.
She said the problem was however not caused by on rapid development in the area straining existing infrastructure, as claimed by Auret.
Auret said she does not have faith in the City’s services and the promise to maintain the sewerage line however she did say she appreciated them visiting her property.