Sewage puts a stop to swimming at Cape Town beaches


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At least three Cape Town beaches are now affected by sewer issues.

In the latest a section of Fish Hoek Beach, between the lifeguard station and Jager Walk has had to be closed until further notice as a precautionary measure after a sewer overflow. The City says the issue has been caused by a blocked pipe. According to the municipality it found items such as plastics in the pipe. A jet truck has been deployed to help reduce the impact of the overflow.

The City has appealed to the public not to dump illegally, and to rather get rid of their waste using the solid waste services or to take recyclables to its drop-off facilities.

A section of Strand Beach on the False Bay coast and Small Bay in Blaauwberg remain close after sewage spills earlier this week. The City says it’s investigating these spills.

The City’s Health Directorate is also testing the water quality to determine when recreational activity can resume.


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