Raw sewerage touches raw nerve

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 13 September 2010

The ongoing discharge of raw sewerage into the Nahoon River has local businesses and residents at their wits end.

Nahoon River

So far this year the popular Merrifield Mile, which forms part of the Buffalo City Tri-Challenge, was moved from the Nahoon River to Wriggleswade Dam. One of the reasons given for the swim’s relocation was the fears surrounding the quality of water in the Nahoon River, where the event had taken place for seven years.

“The situation with raw sewerage coming down the Nahoon River is quite sick and revolting. Unfortunately it is not just the ratepayers that suffer, but everybody that uses the river and beach….”, said Llewellyn Thatcher –  Le Petit Restaurant – Nahoon.

Llewellyn is calling for a rates boycott in the hope that the Buffalo City Municipality will take some form of action.

Also calling for a rates boycott is Kevin Harris of the Nahoon Beach Blue Flag Beach Lobby, “The time has come for action, Nahoon and other affected ward Rate payers need to boycott rates until the funds are allocated to the intended projects not talk and corruption”, he said.

A “Save Nahoon” petition has now been established in an attempt to return the state of the Nahoon River to its former pristine condition.

To add you support to this initiative please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=152599078088707&ref=mf or: