South Africa: Following a newspaper article depicting the deplorable conditions that a Windvogel family has been living in as a result of suspected blocked sewage, the Executive Mayor, Cllr Eugene Johnson, paid a visit to the family this morning and called on the senior director, Mr Barry Martin, to fix the problem.
The Executive Mayor, who was deeply moved by the family’s living conditions, stated that it was not acceptable for people to live in such conditions. She and her Mayoral Coordinators went to check the residence and ensured that the situation was resolved as soon as possible.
Lina Johnson, the owner of the house, expressed relief that the situation had been resolved.
“I am extremely delighted that the sewage is being dealt with because I live in this house with small children,” she remarked.
Residents are encouraged to avoid flushing foreign materials down toilets, dumping waste in manholes and blocking sewer pipes.
The practice of throwing foreign objects into the sewer system damages municipal infrastructure and creates an environmental hazard which poses a threat to human health.