- Mar 26, 2010
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/saturday-star/news/vaal-river-suffocates-under-filthy-wave-of-raw-effluent-16292140 (contains auto playing ads with sound)IT'S THE worst crisis ever for the Vaal River, says Maureen Stewart of Save the Vaal - one that has had an impact on Parys 22km downstream in the Free State.
For more than a month raw sewage has been flowing directly into the Vaal because of mismanagement by the Emfuleni and Ngwathe local authorities.
The river has turned green and scores of dead fish have washed up on its riverbanks in the past week. When some Parys residents opened their taps this week, the water was green and “smelt of dead fish”..