Created: 28 July 2017
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The Crocodile River tumbles down a beautiful waterfall into the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, visited and enjoyed by thousands of people every year. Several sewage leaks into the upper reaches of the river have been reported. As the river ignores municipal boundaries and runs through both Joburg and Mogale municipalities, it complicated matters as to who is responsible for maintenance. ARMOUR contacted the Sewer Network Manager of Joburg Water, who provided a contact in Mogale’s Wastewater Network department, as well as tasking his own officials with fixing the Joburg leaks.
With the involvement of the Roodepoort Neighbourhood Watch and local Councillors several leaks have been fixed on both the Mogale and the Joburg side. A check will be done on the more inaccessible areas of the kloof above the waterfall and Joburg Water has promised to follow up.
Further, raw sewage has been flowing for months around Pinehaven, the Pinehaven Hospital and not far from Cradlestone Mall and the Silverstar Casino,into the Crocodile/ Limpopo water catchment area through Steynsvlei on its way to Hartebeespoort dam. ARMOUR is currently investigating.