EThekwini Municipality would like to inform residents that due to a technical fault during construction at KwaMashu Waste Water Treatment Works, untreated waste water has been discharged into the Umhlangane River.
 
As a result of this unfortunate situation, the current state of the water means that there may be a health risk should members of the community use or be exposed to the river water.
 
Community members are urged not to use the river water for drinking, cooking, swimming and any other purpose until further notice.
This applies to the entire section of the Umhlangane River below the KwaMashu treatment works, including where it convergences with the Umgeni River.
The technical fault has been rectified.
 
Issued by the Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.
 
For more information contact Thabo Mofokeng on 031 311 4820 or 082 731 7456 or email:thabo1.mofokeng@durban.gov.za or Gugu Mbonambi on 0313114855 or email:gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za