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Free sewage connection ends Friday

Free sewage connection ends Friday

Maria David


THE Ongwediva Town Council will conclude its free sewage connection tomorrow after embarking on the project last year August.


The council last year resolved to having the residents of the town paying zero fees on sewage connection in an effort to promote hygiene and cleanliness.


All connection were, however, subject to normal council approval procedures.


During the 2019/20 financial year, council took a deliberate decision to dedicate an amount of N$2.5 million towards the provision of sewerage reticulation at the New Reception area.


Free sewage connection ends Friday Ongwediva Town Council project last year August
FREE CONNECTION ENDING: Ongwediva spokesperson, Jackson Muma Photo credit: Ongwediva Town Council


Ongwediva spokesperson, Jackson Muma, said the project was part of the council’s efforts to ensure the provision of quality services to the residents of the town, particularly those residing in informal settlements.
Muma added that the project so far saw 30 households out of 113 households connected.


“Starting on Monday, those who want to be connected will have to pay a connection fee in excess of N$ 1 000,” he said.


Muma, however, noted that those that want to still apply through the free provision have until tomorrow to submit their documents.


Muma urged the residents to refrain from inserting foreign objects, such as clothes and plastics, into the sewage systems as it causes sewage blockages.


Muma also requested residents to stop deliberately opening sewers as it might result in unnecessary water entering and the pumps at the sewage malfunctioning as a result thereof.


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