The Milnerton Lagoon has been highly polluted following yet another raw sewage spill into the Diep River.
The Milnerton Central Residents Association had to caution residents to avoid contact with water from the lagoon after a pump station failure resulted in the spill.
Milnerton Central Residents Association environmental head Caroline Marx said the pump station failure had been resolved.
Nevertheless, the sewage spill seemed to be making its way down to the Lagoon and is presumably responsible for the foul stench in the area at present.
Marx added that the City of Cape Town (CoCT) is not doing enough to prevent sewage spills.
“An overflow pond to catch spills at the Koeberg rd pump station was requested years ago.”
“Allowing raw sewage to flow into a nature reserve every time the pump station fails is not acceptable,” Marx said.