This highly interactive drama reaches out to a broad spectrum of users of the sewerage system and particularly serves less literate communities.

Performances are held in places where under-serviced or first-time users of municipal services congregate - at taxi ranks, shopping centre, clinics, hospitals and councillor ward meetings. Within a period of one year, 550 performances have been given in the Durban Metropolitan Area, reaching approximately 35 600 adults and 40 000 school children. Community participation is enhanced further through a competition, run in conjunction with the street theatre, with a lucky draw and prizes as incentives

Whilst the message of the Street Theatre performance is portrayed in an amusing way, it is a serious attempt to obtain the co-operation of residents in keeping the sewers free of blockages, to report blockages, and to refrain from making illegal connections to sewers. The grassroots setting of the play portrays sympathy with under-serviced or first-time users of municipal services.

The "minister", or local politician, is invited to help resolve a blockage problem, and it soon becomes apparent that his perception of the water service and sewerage system differs from that of the local people. Through these interactions the audience learns how wasterwater systems work. By the time the workers and the "minister" have resolved their differences of interpretation, and the workers have embraced the minister and thanked him for his hard work, the audience has a better understanding of the purpose and correct manner of use of the sewage disposal system.