The City of Cape Town has asked residents to help prevent sewage blockage as it has reached excessively high number of sewer blockages.
Often, the City of Cape Town attends to nearly 10 000 sewer blockages each month. Which has become costly spending over millions in repairs, where as it could have went to other services.
Furthermore, the City stated blocked and overflowing sewers can be dangerous to our health because of the unpleasant and bad smell. Blocked sewers are also bad for our environment, because sewage overflows into our streets, storm water systems, rivers and into the sea.
Here is how you can avoid sewer blockages: