It may be cold and rainy today, but locals who love flocking to Clifton 4th Beach can breathe a sigh of relief after the City of Cape Town reopened the section of the beach that had been cordoned off due to a sewerage problem.
The situation was caused by a sewer pump station failure, resulting in wastewater pooling on the beach, but the affected area has been cleaned since.
Various City departments were activated to respond to the incident, including the repairs to the pump station, the construction of a berm to prevent wastewater from contaminating the seawater, cordoning off the affected area and erecting signage advising the public of the situation, the City explains in a statement.
The pump station is fully operational and the contaminated sand was bagged and removed from the beach for disposal.
However, the City is still working to determine the cause of the pump station failure.