The honeysucker trucks were again in action in Central Knysna but those sewage problems will soon be past according to the Knysna Municipality (and they have at least admitted, inadvertently, that sewage has been entering the Knysna Estuary):
The planned R4,2 million upgrade of the Knysna CBD sewerage reticulation will start shortly. Acting Municipal Manager Grant Easton said it would relieve the pressure on the existing aging system. “At the moment we are experiencing regular blockages as a result of system overload. The current system carries approximately 5100 households from the CBD and Northern areas. The upgrade will not only improve the quality of life or the residents, but it will also contribute towards keeping the estuary clean as we will have improved management of what flows into the estuary and the ground water.” Easton said to properly manage the volume of current and future waste entering the system, the existing gravitational main to a larger diameter pipeline and the intake at the main pump station in Waterfront Drive will also be upgraded. “Residents may experience temporary traffic disruptions during construction and the municipality apologises for any inconvenience caused,” said Easton.
Gravity… what starts on top must go down…
A coloured gentleman was bitterly complaining to me yesterday that the honeysuckers were a sure sign that white people get services and non-whites in Knysna don’t. I’d like to point out to him that, in this particular case, people eat in White Location and Concordia too. And, if anything, this time they could be called the mouth and us, in town, the arse 🙂