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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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/...will-get-worse-before-it-gets-better-34265124
 

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Proof that municipalities should be placed in private hands with a 3rd party oversight by a professional led institution. These trough feeding oinkers in charge of municipal services should be placed on a sinking raft in the middle of the Vaal with no means of escape except a slowly deflating life jacket!
Swem Varkie Swem!

C*nts - all of them
 

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I mean I'm all for corruption, take as much from the coffers as you'd like. But wouldn't it make sense to do your job while stealing? I mean most of us SAns wouldn't give a d@mn of what you steal as long as service is delivered.
 

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I mean I'm all for corruption, take as much from the coffers as you'd like. But wouldn't it make sense to do your job while stealing? I mean most of us SAns wouldn't give a d@mn of what you steal as long as service is delivered.
Don't be silly, it's too much effort to do both.... rather just steal and steal and steal... besides, if you do the job, you actually have to pay someone to do it... less money for your pocket
 

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Hundreds of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal

The smell is nauseating. The grass has been turned into a faecal marshland yet the cattle drink and trot towards the Vaal River. The Lekwa municipality’s main water treatment plant in Standerton is not functioning, despite millions of rands being pumped into it by the local government and the department of water and sanitation over the past decade. According to Anthony Turton, who works for the Centre for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State, the pollution downstream of the Vaal River, which includes the Standerton area, means that water must be pumped into the river to dilute the high salt levels.


Essentially this means that, as the country battles with drought, more clean water has to be “wasted” by pumping it into a river that has a high pollution level to dilute it so people downstream can use its water. Last month Rand Water — which supplies Gauteng, parts of Mpumalanga, the North West and the Free State with water — announced level one restrictions due to increased water usage. This at a time when Gauteng is experiencing extremely low rainfall, with Minister of Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu alerting residents to the need to use water sparingly. Turton believes that although residents are told to conserve water, the government is the biggest polluter of our water sources such as the Vaal River. “The state pollutes through its failure to ensure sewage treatment works are functioning. A broken municipality is usually seen by the fact that it cannot maintain its sewerage works and the state is not doing enough to fix this. Right now we are destroying the little water we have left through mismanagement,” said Turton.

More at : https://mg.co.za/article/2019-11-11...on-repairs-but-sewage-still-flows-in-the-vaal
 
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