Stinky water flood premises

Smelly problem

09 October 2021 | Local News

Anonymous; Aggrieved resident; “This is sh*t!”

Swakopmund • [email protected]



Residents of Tamariskia voiced their discontent about sewage water spilling into their premises and homes.

Upon visiting Brockerhoff Laan, a resident who opted to remain anonymous, said that the Swakopmund municipality should buy her house as the damage caused by the sewage water is irreparable.

“They said they will come to have a look to get a second opinion, but they can take the whole house and pay me out, for all I care,” she said.

According to this resident, her daughter-in-law has written countless letters to the Swakopmund municipality asking for them to solve the matter.

“It smells terrible. My walls are cracking. I have all the damage on record. We sent the municipality countless e-mails. I am sick and tired of this. This is sh*t! I am an old lady. I have children and this is unacceptable. My requests have fallen on deaf ears.”

Municipal public relations officer Ailie Gebhardt said the municipality is currently renovating the pipe system in the town. She also urged the public not to throw objects into the sewage system as it can block the entire system.

“We keep telling residents not to throw objects into drains because this leads to blockages within the sewer network,” Gebhardt said.

She pleaded with the public not to remove drain lids, saying this is also a major concern for the municipality.

“They remove lids and sell it at the scrap metal company. This contributes to the problem.”

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