Cape Town Allocates $5.9 Million USD for Langa Pump Station

22 Oct 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAPE TOWN, South Africa

— The city of Cape Town has allocated close to $5.9 million USD this current financial year to replace damaged water and sewer pipes at Langa sewerage pump station. The replacement of the pipes was necessary because the existing water and sewer infrastructure that was installed in 1951 has aged. The aged pipe infrastructure has led to pipe bursts, which result in erratic water supply, according to Clive Justus, the chairman of the local Utility Service Portfolio Committee. Another problem is the extensive vandalism of the control equipment over the past year that has contributed to the sewerage spillage into the Elsieskraal River...

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