FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
City Official Working Hard to Address Stench at Phoenix
 
7 November 2017
 
Municipal officials are working around the clock to ensure that the foul odour emanating from the Phoenix Waste Water Treatment Works (PWWTW) is addressed speedily and efficiently.
 
The foul odour is a result of the upgrade of the Phoenix plant which has caused excessive untreated sludge.
 
To address the issue, various Departments within the Municipality have conducted an odour assessment and action items were developed and are being implemented. These include the urgent removal of the excessive sludge while finalisation of the PWWTW contract is in process. Odour control systems have been installed near the site and a mobile unit is also available.
 
Residents are advised that during the removal of sludge and while the plant upgrade proceeds, they may be subjected to malodours from time to time.
 
The Municipality apologises to all affected members of the community and assures them that all necessary steps are being taken to ensure that the problem is speedily resolved.
 
For enquiries community members are requested to contact: 031 311 8249, eservices@durban.gov.za or the Phoenix Treatment Works on 031 505 2805.
 
ENDS.
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.
 
 
 
 
 
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