For immediate release

03 September 2019

Health Advisory: Elevated Levels of Mercury in the Umngcwini Stream

The City would like to advise residents to avoid contact with the Umngcwini stream after water samples taken indicated elevated levels of mercury in the water.

This follows the recent fire at the premises known as “Metallica” (the ex Thor Chemicals site). Members of the public are also cautioned against allowing livestock to drink from the water or from irrigating crops using water from the stream until further notice.

Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela.

For more information contact 0609664220.