27 December 2019
City of Tshwane’s rehabilitation programme of the Hennops River to be intensified
The City of Tshwane wants to reassure members of the community and the business sector in Centurion that the process to rehabilitate the Hennops River around the area will be intensified in the New Year.
The process is being managed through a task team which will continue to engage with all interested and affected parties during the course of the rehabilitation process. The situation has worsened following the floods which have led to untreated sewer water entering the Hennops River. It has to be emphasized that the risk is ever present upstream beyond the municipal boundary with multiple cases of overflowing sewers and partially treated effluent being discharged into the river and its tributaries. In addition to the stench, there has been eye witness accounts of dead ducks and fish.
The City wants to extend its gratitude to the volunteer community and their representatives from non-profit organizations such as the Hennops Revival, for coordinating well organised clean-up operations. The post flood clean up yielded close to 500 bags of debris scoured by over 40 volunteers. These clean ups will continue in full force in the New Year.
We also want to urge concerned residents to participate in such efforts and use relevant platforms to channel recommendations and suggestions.
Cllr Dana Wannnenburg
Tshwane MMC for Environment and Agriculture Management
082 442 3400
Issued by City of Tshwane Communication, Marketing and Events Department.