Residents refuse to pay municipal bills as sewage seeps in yards
Residents of the Northern Cape’s Lorato Park have refused to pay municipal bils until raw sewage alledgedly flooding their yards is clearned up.
According to residents, raw sewage has been pooling in the yards of houses in the area for about a month. Althought the problem has allegedly been reported to the municipality, nothing has been done to stem the flow of sludge in yards.
“We are scared that the overflowing sewage will affect not only our health but our houses as well because the walls of our houses are already starting to crack ,” resident Sarah Mangope told OurHealth.
The sewage has also been blamed for an outbreak of illness in the area.
Reprsentatives from the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality could not be reached for comment.