Drakenstein Municipality’s Wastewater Services will start testing sewer networks and stormwater pipe networks from Monday, 14 September 2020. This is part of a study relating to stormwater ingress into the municipal sewer system, which adversely impacts and jeopardises the integrity of the network and causes the entire system to flood during and following heavy rainfall.
This testing will be done by pumping smoke into the sewer/stormwater networks. The smoke should not enter residents’ premises unless a leak or cross connection is present.
The presence of smoke in a resident’s house should be reported immediately to the personnel conducting the test, or by calling any of the numbers below:
1. Ronald Brown (021) 807 4725
2. Akosua Danso (021) 807 7781
3. Julian Conradie (021) 807 4676
Although the smoke is relatively harmless, the Municipality’s urges all residents to avoid unnecessary exposure to the smoke. Any smoke irritation that may be experienced will be temporary and should disappear soon after any exposure to the smoke.