CoW disturbed by disposal of non-flushable products
WINDHOEK, 20 DEC – The City of Windhoek (CoW) has appealed to its residents to stop disposing of non-flushable products in the sewer system as this leads to continuous blockages.
A media statement issued by the CoW on Thursday described this as the main contributing factor to the continuous blockages reported in the capital.
“Blockages can lead to sewer flooding as well as pollute the environment, which thus contributes to the spread of diseases such as Hepatitis E,” the statement said.
The Bulk and Wastewater Division of the City of Windhoek in November alone reportedly attended to over 1 600 cases of sewer blockages out of which 998 were reported in the northern suburbs, the statement read.
Items retrieved from the sewer system during the operations include tyres, car parts, stones, cattle heads, bones, blankets, clothes and sticks.
“It is important to note that what goes down the sewer system matters as the City of Windhoek spends a lot of limited resources every day clearing blockages caused by things that should never have entered the sewage system,” the statement warned.