Knysna Executive Mayor Georlene Wolmarans announced during her state of the town address that an amount of R6-million has been allocated for the upgrading of Sedgefield’s Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW). The WWTW has been operating for a number of years and the plant has reached its nominal capacity of 0.75Ml/day. “Council has long been concerned with the town’s WWTW. In 2013 an investigation was conducted and from the report it was evident that the works were being overloaded in terms of the hydraulic loading and did not meet the required standards. This was resulting in the non-compliance in terms … ‘Click here to read full article…’
As some of my blogs and Facebook posts tend to do, the one about Knysna Estuary and Swartvlei Estuary pollution sparked a hoo-ha amongst the public. Controversy is likely to lessen with communication. After all, we want is to know what is happening with our lives so as to protect ourselves, friends and families. This is our home and we want to know everything about it. Consequently, i’m pleased that SANParks has chosen to respond. Although they haven’t addressed the old septic tanks on the suburb called The Island or where the contaminated wastewater from the plant is being disposed … ‘Click here to read full article…’
At the Knysna Community Services meeting held yesterday, the results from September’s water samples were presented. They are cause for alarm and the Knysna Municipality must be seriously questioned for failing to alert the public. Note than non-compliance/danger is a reading higher than 500 E.coli/100ml: Queen Street Stormwater – 2419 E.coli/100ml Long Street Stormwater – 3000 E.coli/100ml Train Station Stormwater – 3000 E.coli/100ml KADA Stormwater – 1918 E.coli/100ml Crabs Creek (monitored twice) – 3000 E.coli/100ml'Click here to read full article...'