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Infrastructure in Standerton deteriorates

Not only has a sewage leak formed a puddle criss-crossing the road before the stop sign, the sight of dumped rubbish in the Standerton River Park, just opposite, leaves nothing to the imagination.

Keeping a tally of the efforts of individuals and organisations to repair, fix, report and pick up the pieces in mid-town is a daunting task.

The Standerton Advertiser noticed a double whammy at the intersection of Paarl and Handel Streets last week.

Not only has a sewage leak formed a puddle criss-crossing the road before the stop sign, the sight of dumped rubbish in the Standerton River Park, just opposite, leaves nothing to the imagination.

A resident has requested on a WhatsApp-group that the leak be reported to the Lekwa Municipality.

A relative steady flow of traffic is experienced in Paarl Street when the schools are open and some truck drivers also frequent the road, late at night, to and from Meyerville.

The Standerton Advertiser will contact the communications manager of the Lekwa Municipality, Ms Thobeka Mtshiselwa as soon as possible to enquire when it would be repaired.

As reported in a previous edition, skips near the surrounding flat blocks were removed.

Ms Mtshiselwa said on June 24 that most of the skips were damaged and the agent responsible for the flats, requested that it be removed.

The tenants were complaining about the skips always being full and burning.

According to her, the other problem was that as soon as the bins were cleaned, community members not living in the flats, brought their refuse and dumped it in the bins.

Within a day the bins were full again.

She added that the agent wrote letters to the tenants, informing them that refuse should be taken out on collection day.

A schedule was provided to the agent.

“Rubbish is dumped by street kids, who collect the bags when placed outside for collection, taking it to the river park,” she concluded.

“We spoke to some of them to just take what they want, leaving the bags behind.”

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