The DA in Mpumalanga says it will take legal action against municipalities that are failing to maintain their sewer systems.
The party’s provincial leader James Masango says the Lekwa Municipality in Standerton is first on their list.
Masango says the Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department has confirmed that many municipalities are struggling to address the problems of sewer systems.
He says that he asked the question to the MEC with regard to the water treatment in Mpumalanga and her answer was that there were 82 water treatment plants in Mpumalanga, 76 of those belong to the municipalities and the remaining 12 to Public Works.
“I then asked how many are channelling sewer into clean water supplies and she said all of them, therefore it is a problem that needs to be attended to as soon as possible,” says Masango.