Vaal River suffocates under filthy wave of raw effluent

LCBXX

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Everyone: sewage treatment is a colonial invention. Africa is merely decolonising and this is part of the process to go back to shiitting in your own drinking water.
 

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Everyone: sewage treatment is a colonial invention. Africa is merely decolonising and this is part of the process to go back to shiitting in your own drinking water.
And remember.. you can throw your poop at people you don't like....(so you can have **** in the streets too)
 

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'Lack of funds from government has hampered progress at Vaal River Project'

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was deployed to the Vaal River system to clean up the sewage and fix the water infrastructure crisis in 2018.


Two weeks ago, Deputy President David Mabuza announced his disappointment in progress made, after visiting the Vaal Rehabilitation Project.
Audio at: http://www.702.co.za/articles/362201/lack-of-funds-from-government-has-hampered-progress-at-vaal-river-project
 

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It's rain season. And the SAHRC still has no answers on the Vaal River's sewage

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday demanded answers from government regarding the declining water quality of the Vaal River.
This is despite a massive intervention programme involving the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
Last year, the SANDF was called in to help clean up the Sebokeng Wastewater Treatment Plant as raw sewage polluted the river.
But it cited funding problems earlier this year.
The commission's Buang Jones said a meeting was requested with the Water and Sanitation Department.
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I just love the "funding" excuse when they called in government staff ie. SANDF. These guys are paid a monthly salary from tax payer funding whether they work or not. How can there be a funding shortage if we apparently only use government employees to resolve the mess.
 

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Everyone: sewage treatment is a colonial invention. Africa is merely decolonising and this is part of the process to go back to shiitting in your own drinking water.
It's also a sad truth that we use drinking water to flush our shiit down.
 

Bewlen

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Not a crisis yet. Sedibeng councillors can still chuckle over Johnny Blue.
There was talk about the municipality being placed under administration, but some chicken bones were thrown, a spell or two cast and that sh!% disappeared like a turd downriver.
 

TysonRoux

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Everyone: sewage treatment is a colonial invention. Africa is merely decolonising and this is part of the process to go back to shiitting in your own drinking water.
" Daar'S 'n Drol In Die Drinkwater " and "Huston we have a problem" means nothing to some people.

 

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Everyone: sewage treatment is a colonial invention.
True...the Moors did that for Spain.

Back then a certain demographic was not known for cleaning himself. Queen of Spain, Isabel of Castle said she only bath 2 times in her life. Cities was covered in sewage...then came the Moors.
 

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Vaal River sewage crisis will get worse before it gets better (Opinion)

Johannesburg - On October 24 last year, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the Vaal River sewage problem a national crisis and authorised the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to urgently intervene because the local Emfuleni municipality (ELM) had failed.


I led a team of specialists to the Vaal the very next day. We spoke with the ELM to determine the best approach to stabilise the situation and avert the looming humanitarian crisis.


In the meanwhile we deployed our troops consisting of sappers to secure these key point installations from vandalism and theft and our specialist architects, water care engineers, Geographical Information System specialists, artisans and scientists, to refurbish and maintain the water waste management systems, protecting the integrity of the Vaal River from raw human effluent being pumped straight into it – and to safeguard the health of the hundreds of thousands of people living on both banks of the river and beyond who depend on the water, literally for their survival.




More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/opinion/vaal-river-sewage-crisis-will-get-worse-before-it-gets-better-34265124
 
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